Using the report filter

The filtering options allow you to extend or limit the scope of information contained in the reports; so that you more efficiently can track down the information that you are looking for.  Every time you apply the filter in a report, WATS will store the filter options and continue to use them through the current session.
See Also:  Product Groups

Apply filter

Store the filter for the session, run the report, and retrieve results that conform to the filter.

Clear filter

Replaces the current values set in the filter options with defaults.

Save filter

Allow you to save the current filter options with a given name, so it can be reused in future sessions. A saved filter will appear in the drop down list located between the buttons, and you can use it by selecting it from the drop down list prior clicking the “Apply filter” button.

Edit saved filters

The best area to create and edit filters is located under My Settings -> My Filters. The only difference from the filter seen in reports and “My Filters” is that it contains all available filter options.
To edit a saved filter you must specify the filter you wish to edit in the drop down list, and then modify the filter options of your choice, prior clicking the “Save filter” button. You will be prompted if you want to overwrite with the changes made when you click the “Save” button.

Filter Options

 The majority of the filter options support ranges and wild chars. A range can be specified by using @, eg 1@3 means 1 to 3 inclusive. If multiple values or ranges are specified, these must be separated by semicolon (;), eg 1@3; 5 means 1 to 3 (inclusive) and 5.

For single values, the following wild char syntax can be used:

  • * or %: Zero or more characters
  • ? or _: Exactly one character
  • []: Range and/or list of characters
  • [^]: Not within range and/or list of characters.


  • CAR%: All starting with or equal to CAR
  • V_: All two-letter starting with V
  • [0-9][0-9]: Two digits
  • _[^0-9]: Two letters, the last not a digit.
  • [0-9A-F][0-9A-F]: Two-digit hexadecimal number

 When two or more filter options are specified, only test reports matching all the filter options are returned. If some of the filters do not have any reports in common, no data will be returned, as for instance if a product group is specified and a product which is not part of that product group.

The filters are applied to the specified run only. In other words, if you search for the second run on station A, the second run must have been run on test station A. The first run however, can have been run on any test station. In other words, second run on test station A does not mean the second time a unit is being tested on test station A.

PS! All searches are string searches, not numeric. A search for values 1 to 100 will thus include 1 and 10, but not 11 or 2 as the text strings 11 and 2 are greater than (sorted after) 100.

PPS! All searches are case insensitive; the letters A and a are considered equal.



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