Advanced Filter is a powerful filter for data views that allows you to see only what you want to see, reducing the number of records and making your views faster. When you apply the advanced filter to a view, Alloy Navigator Express refers to the database and retrieves only data that matches the filtering criteria.
You can create and apply the advanced filters as follows:
Advanced Filter: Design Mode- design a filter by using the intuitive, easy-to-use graphical Filter Builder
Advanced Filter: SQL mode - directly specify a SQL WHERE clause to create a filter, then apply the filter. Using the SQL mode requires some knowledge of SQL.
To use the configured filter criteria more than once, you can save the view with the applied filter (for details, see Working with views).