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Pinned Searches

The Pinned Search feature allows you to start a search, then “pin” it, so it will continue running in the background independent of the browser session. Then, you can close the Search tab or log out and find your results later in the Library on the Recent tab in a folder named Pinned Searches.

Once pinned, a search will run in the background for up to 24 hours. If it has not finished by then, it will be paused. There is no notification when your search is paused, but you can just restart the search to continue the query. Search results are available for three days.

A search must be started in order for the pin button to show up in the Search tab. Once a search is pinned, you can easily unpin it, or remove it from the Pinned Searches tab. In the Pinned Searches folder, you can view the NameStatusElapsed Time, and monitor the Progress of each search.

Pin and unpin a search

  1. Enter a query in the search box and click Start.
  2. Click Pin in the menu bar to pin the search. 

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A message displays that tells you where you can find it later in the Library.

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The Pinned Search is named by default with the name of the search tab. 

  1. To change the name of the pinned search, double-click the Search tab to activate the name field and enter a new name.
  2. To preserve the pinned search, follow the steps in Save a pinned search.
  3. To unpin the search, click Unpin in the menu bar.

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Save a pinned search

When you save a pinned search, it appears in your personal folder in the left navigation bar.

  1. Click the name of the search to open it in the Search tab.
  2. In the Search tab, click Save As. The Save Item dialog appears.
  3. Enter a unique Name in the text field. In our example below, we entered Invoke Frequency.
  4. Optionally, enter a Description.
  5. Click Save.

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The search is saved to your Personal folder.

Manage pinned searches

This section shows you how to open previously pinned searches, rename a pinned search, and remove a search from the pinned search list,

Open a previously pinned search

  1. In the Pinned Searches tab, click the name of the search.
  2. The search query and any existing results are displayed in the Search tab.
  3. To run a new instance of the search, change the Time Range Expression, and click Start.

Rename a pinned search

  1. In the Pinned Searches tab, click the name of the search.
  2. The search query and any existing results are displayed in the Search tab.
  3. Double-click the Search tab to reactivate the name field.
  4. Enter a new name and press Enter.

Remove a search from the pinned search List

  1. Hover over the search, then click the three-dots to the right of the name.

  2. Click Unpin.

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  3. In the Confirm dialog, click OK.

The search is removed from the list of Pinned Searches.