Using the Exhibit View (deprecated)

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The Exhibit View allows you to find Entries matching specific criteria, and hide Entries that do not match. The Exhibit View is particularly useful if you have a Notebook that contains many Entries and multiple authors. Using the Exhibit View you select filters that you want to apply to the Notebook and only the Entries matching those filters are displayed. Owing to the evolution of LabTrove Notebooks from a blog-based system, some internal variables do still use the term blog.

To display the Exhibit View, click the Exhibit View link in the This Blog section on the navigation menu. The Exhibit View page is displayed. To begin with, all the Entries in the Notebook are displayed. You can then choose to reduce the number of Entries by applying one or more of the following filters:

  • date
  • Section
  • metadata
  • author

The number of Entries matching the selected filters is displayed at the top of the page. Before you have applied any filters, this number is the total number of Entries in the selected Notebook. As you select different filters this number will change to indicate how many Entries match the filters you have configured. If you are looking for a specific Entry this can help you narrow down the number of Entries to make it easier to find a specific one. You can filter by multiple criteria at the same time. For example you could search for all the Entries created in the last six months, about a specific experiment, and written by a specific author.

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Filtering by date

You can use the calendar on the right sidebar to select an individual date or a range of dates from which to select Entries to display. To select a date range for the filter:

  1. Locate the start date for the filter on the calendar, and click the appropriate box. If you need to look for a date that is earlier than is currently visible, click the previous month to centre the calendar on that month. You can get to an earlier date by repeating this process.
  2. Now click the appropriate box for the end date. If you need to look for a date that is more recent than is currently visible, click the next month to centre the calendar on that month. You can get a more recent date by repeating this process. Selecting the end date for the filter creates a range of dates, and the Entries are filtered with the selected date range. If you want to display Entries created on a single day, click the calendar on that date.

Alternatively, to select a single date or date range, you can manually enter the start and end dates that you want in the boxes below the calendar. The left box is the start date, and the right box is the end date. Enter the dates you require in the format:

yyyy-mm-dd

The number of days in the date range is displayed above the calendar.

To remove the date filter from your results, clear the check box above the calendar, or alternatively, click Reset all filters at the top of the page to remove all filters.

Filtering by section

To display Entries that have a specific value for their Section, click the name of the Section value by which to filter in the box beneath Section in the right sidebar. The number next to each check box shows how many Entries match the value. The Entries displayed by the selected Section. You can select multiple Sections on which to filter by selecting the appropriate names in the Section box. To remove a Section from the filter, clear the appropriate check box.

To remove all the Section filters from your results, clear the check box above the Section box, or alternatively, click Reset all filters at the top of the page to remove all filters.

Filtering by metadata

You can filter by metadata in the same way as filtering by Section, except there is a box for each metadata key in your Notebook, with links and check boxes for each of the values for that key. You can filter by multiple values for each metadata key, and you can also filter by multiple metadata keys. The number next to each check box shows how many Entries match the value.

To remove filters on the metadata values from your results, clear the check box above the appropriate metadata key box, or alternatively, click Reset all filters at the top of the page to remove all filters.

Filtering by author

To display Entries written by a specific author, click on the name of the author in the Author box in the right sidebar. The Entries written by that author are displayed. The number next to the name of each author is the number of Entries written by that author. You can select multiple authors by selecting additional names in the Author box.

To remove all the author filters from your results, clear the check box above the Author box, or alternatively, click Reset all filters at the top of the page to remove all filters.

Sorting results

You can sort the order of the Entries that are displayed. Sorting can be done on all the Entries or a filtered set of Entries. You can order the Entries in ascending or descending order, and by the following criteria:

  • author
  • authoruri
  • html
  • labels
  • metadata keys
  • month
  • section
  • type
  • URIs

You can also combine sort criteria. For example, you might choose to sort by section, then by date, and then by author. By default the Entries are displayed in descending date order.

To change the order that your Entries are displayed in:

  1. Click the date link next to sorted by at the top of the page. A list of available sorting criteria is displayed.
  2. Choose whether to sort in ascending (a-Z) or descending order (Z to a), and click the appropriate option from the top of the sorting criteria menu.
  3. Select the criteria on which to sort the Entries. When you select the criteria the Entries are sorted in the new order.
  4. (Optional) Add an additional criteria on which to sort:
    1. Click the then by link next to sorted by at the top of the page.
    2. Choose whether to sort in ascending (a-Z) or descending order (Z to a), and click the appropriate option from the top of the sorting criteria menu.
    3. Select the criteria on which to sort the Entries. When you select the criteria the Entries are sorted in the new order.

You can also choose whether to sort the Entries as groups. For some of the criteria it makes sense to group the Entries. For example, if you choose to sort the Entries by section, you can display all the Entries belonging to the same Section together as a group, and order the groups in alphabetical order. To switch between sorting the Entries as groups or not, click the Group as sorted link next to sorted by at the top of the page.

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