A filter provides the means of selecting specific records and filtering out the rest. For example, the filter LASTNAME=Smith would display only the records with a value of Smith in the LASTNAME field. When viewing search results on the Data View or Summary View page, in the Customize section, you can select defined filters, to limit the search results.
Note: The filters available, if any, are determined by the associated model file, which is specified by your system administrator. If no filters are available, none is contained in the model file.
When you apply a filter, MSClient examines each record in the table. Records that meet the filter criteria are displayed, and all other records are temporarily ignored.