Initially, the Filter Builder dialog box opens with a blank Sheet1 tab. At the top, the Edit menu enables you to add, copy, or delete a Sheet tab.

On the left, the green plus sign button enables you to add one filter criterion at a time. Menus for each filter criterion enable you to select a notification attribute and one of the following conditions, if applicable:

  • A match condition such as a specific value or expression. You can also specify wildcard characters in a match condition. Values are case-sensitive.

  • The is child of condition (the IsA filter option) for notification attributes that have a class name for their value. “IsA (“is child class of”) filter option” on page 73 includes additional information.

    If you want to treat a wildcard character as a text character, insert a backslash (\) before the wildcard character. For example, to filter on all event names that include a bracket, specify “*\]*”. (Do not include the quotation marks in the expression.)

    The Helper button is displayed depending on the selected notification attribute. This button:

  • Provides a list of acceptable values.

  • Prompts you for a range of values.

  • Enables you to define an expression.

    If you add a wildcard character to an expression, the Helper button is disabled.

    The red X button deletes a specific filter criterion.

    At the bottom of the dialog box are the following buttons: OK, Cancel, and Refresh. To apply your filter and exit the dialog box, click OK. Click Cancel to exit without applying your changes. Refresh resets the Filter Builder dialog box to its original or previously applied filter criteria.

    “Notification Log columnsâ€� on page 59 includes descriptions of notification attributes. Appendix A, “Wildcard Patterns,â€� includes a list of wildcards.