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The Asset Navigator lets you search for and manage assets in JIRA. Create, Edit, Link, Clone, Delete assets, printing single or multiple QR + labels, Check-in or Check-out, and bulk operations are supported. Asset Navigator is available on the "Assets" top menu "Asset Navigator" link. 

Asset Navigator Display Modes

It has 3 modes:

  • Detail view: Assets for multiple asset types are displayed, show one asset's all attributes and additionally shows attachments and linked issues
  • List view: Assets for single asset type are displayed in table list view (like excel). List all attributes of the asset type but attachments and linked issues are not displayed on the list - asset needs to be displayed separately.
  • Advanced Search: Search with Lucene queries. It is not easy to write but it is very powerful to query assets.

Users need "Browse Assets" asset permission to see assets on the Asset Navigator.

Asset Navigator - Detail view mode

It is for asset navigation and management. Detail view works for multiple asset types. And printing single or multiple QR + labels are supported. 
It has navigation links to list related Asset Scheme or Asset Type assets, and each asset has asset type management direct links.

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Asset Navigator - List view mode

List view works for single asset type. It supports Excel style column and row freeze for better navigation. 

Asset Navigator - Advanced view mode

Advanced mode lets you write "Lucene Query Language" LQL searches for advanced filtering with OR statements.


Search with Asset Navigator

Asset Navigator has multiple options to search for assets.

Fields for filtering:

  • Asset Type: Select Asset Types or asset type schemes (a group of asset types) for filtering
  • Asset Name: Write asset name for filtering
  • Any field: Write a text for filtering for any field including attachment names.
  • More fields: Add system fields or attributes for filtering.


For quick and easy searching use Any Field option.

Search for Wildcard Text Searches 

Text fields allow for wildcard searches.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for "text" or "test" you can use the search

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches look for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search: 

tes*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term.

te*t

Example

We have two assets and their names are

  • Server alpha test
  • Alpha server test
  • App tester beta
  • ab-x1

When we search:

Search keywordResultte*Both 3 assetsadd an asterisk at the endtest*Both 3 assetsteNothingtest
  • Alpha sever test
  • Server alpha test
server test
  • Alpha sever test
  • Server alpha test
"server test"
  • Alpha sever test
Query between double quotestester
  • App tester beta
teste*
  • App tester beta
tes?
  • Alpha sever test
  • Server alpha test
Only one character matches for question mark, so "tester" does not return.ab-*
  • ab-x1

Please refer to Lucene's official document for wildcard searches

Escaping Special Characters for text search

Lucene supports escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are

 * ? \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for Ab*Cd\xZ use the query: ab\\cd\*xz

Exact term search

When you surround text search terms with double quotes (i.ie "pandas and monkeys"), only exact matching results will be displayed.

Search keywordMatching attribute value"pandas and monkeys"

pandas and monkeys

pandas and MONKEYS

Exactly must be the same. But not case sensitive pandas and monkeys

pandas

monkeys

pandas monkeys

monkeys pandas

any tokenized word will match

Example Please see Wildcard Text Searches for more details.


Example asset name searching:

Not includes search

You can make a "Not" search on system fields and attributes. 


Is empty search

Is empty search, brings assets that have no value for the selected system field or attribute.


Note: If you combine Not includes and Is empty, it makes Not Empty search.

Asset Navigator - System Fields or Attribute filter options

Asset navigator lets you filter assets by system filters or any type of attribute.

Keyboard Shortcuts 

List Navigation

Previous assetAlt + j or Option + j
Next assetAlt + k or Option + k
Previous pageAlt + g or Option + g
Next pageAlt + h or Option + h

Create and Edit asset

Open asset create pageAlt + a or Option + a
Open asset edit pageAlt + u or Option + u
Submit formAlt + s or Option + s
Cancel create/editEsc

Attachments

Multiple files can be uploaded to an asset. Image attachments are displayed in image gallery.






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