Create a New Search Based on an Existing Observation
- Using whatever method you like, find an observation that you are interested in.
- Display that observation in the Detail tab. There are two easy ways to do this: you can either hover your mouse over the thumbnail and click on the icon in the mini toolbar, or you can click on the "hamburger" menu and then select Show detail.
- On the Detail tab you will find a magnifying glass search icon next to every metadata field that contains a string or a multiple-choice value (indicated by checkboxes on the Search tab).
- Clicking on a search icon will create a new OPUS in a separate browser tab. This OPUS will contain exactly one search term: the particular metadata field you selected equal to the value for the observation you were looking at. For example, for the observation selected above:
Slider Now Available on Cart Tab
The new slider, which allows you to quickly position the thumbnail gallery or metadata table to a specific place in the result set, is now available on the Cart tab. This helps you more easily browse through the items in your cart if you have added hundreds or thousands of observations. We have also slightly reorganized the navigation buttons on the Cart tab, allowing you to more easily find those that will download your cart data. Look for many more improvements to the cart in a future release.
You Can Print Help Documents
All of the Help documents (such as the Getting Start Guide, the FAQ, and the API Guide) now include a button that will open the document in a new browser tab. At that point you can print the document to your printer or to a PDF file for future use. This is especially useful for the API Guide, which you can use as a reference while writing your own software to access the OPUS API.
Select Metadata Dialog Now Includes Help
The Select Metadata dialog now includes instructions for use:
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