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Creating Filters in the eLogbook

1. Go to the "Browse Filter" page in the "Operative Records" menu list on the left hand side of the screen

2.On the ‘Browse Filters’ page you will find a   button called ‘New Filter’. Click on this button.

3.Type the name you want to  give your new filter and then press the ‘Add’ button. This will add the new filter name to your list, however the filter will not work until you have specified in more detail in the filter’s options (see step 4).

 4. Once you have clicked the ‘Add’ button the ‘Modify Filter’ page will load. In this page you will specify what the filter will search for using the different optional elements available.  Click on the ‘Add (AND)’button to start adding the filter elements to your filter.

5.In  the ‘Add filter element’ new page, you will see that there is  an expandable menu list that will allow you to view which elements you can filter your operations by.

6. Once you have decided which element is most appropriate for your filter click on the element and press the ‘Add’ button.  If you wish to add more than one element to your filter please see Step eight for more details.

7.Depending on which element you have selected you will then be asked for addition information which you will need to either type or select from menu lists (e.g. select thehospital name, operation name, enter operation dates). Your new filter should appear similarly like the screen shot below – 

Within a single filter you can specify multiple filter elements. For your filter to work, you need to combine these different variables using either the “Add (AND)” button or the “ADD (OR)” button.

When you have two different types of filter element you would use the "Add (AND)" logic to link the different elements within a single filter. For example, an operation name betweentwo dates, a record has both of these saved simultaneously as part of the record so thesewould be joined with AND.

When you have two variations of the same type of filter element, for example, two operation names, or two hospital names, or two laparoscopy types, you would link these with "Add (OR)" logic as these names are mutually exclusive -  a record could only be saved as one operation or hospital name or the other, not both simultaneously, so you would search forrecords which saved as (either) operation name 1   OR operation name 2.

8.Once you have added all of  the required filter elements, click on the‘Update’button.  This will now take you back to the filter main menu.

9.Then when you return to the 'Browse operations' page, you will see you have the option to apply this filter to the list of operations and also to the reports on the ‘Consolidation’ page.