Simple Computer Searches

A simple computer search functions like a search engine, allowing you to quickly search the items in your inventory for a general range of results.

The following table shows the items that you can search by and the attributes on which you can base each search:

Inventory Item

Searchable Attributes

Computers
(This includes both managed
and unmanaged computers.)

Computer name
MAC address
Bar code
IP address
Asset tag
Serial number
Username
Full name
Email address
Phone number
Position
Department
Building
Room

Applications

Application name

Local User Accounts

Username

Application Usage

Application name

Fonts

Font name

Package Receipts

Package receipt name

Plug-ins

Plug-in name

Printers

Printer name

Services

Service name

Software Updates

Software update name
Software update version

You can also create an advanced search using detailed search criteria. These types of searches give you more control over your search. For more information, see Advanced Computer Searches.

Note: Computers and applications are searchable by default. The other items are searchable if Jamf Pro is configured to collect them as inventory. For more information, see Computer Inventory Collection Settings.

Search Syntax

This section explains the syntax to use for search functions. In general, searches are not case-sensitive.

Note: The default search preference is “Exact Match”. For most items, the option can be changed to either “Starts with” or “Contains”. For more information about configuring account preferences, see Jamf Pro User Accounts and Groups.

The following table explains the syntax you can use for search functions:

Search Function

Usage

Example

Return all Results

Use an asterisk (*) without any other characters or terms, or perform a blank search.

Perform a search for “*” or leave the search field empty to return all results.

Perform Wildcard Searches

Use an asterisk after a search term to return all results with attributes that begin with that term.

Perform a search for “key*” to return all results with names that begin with “key”.

Use an asterisk before a search term to return all results with attributes that end with that term.

Perform a search for “*note” to return all results with names that end with “note”.

Use an asterisk before and after a search term to return all results that include that term.

Perform a search for “*ABC*” to return all results that includes “ABC”.

Include Multiple Search Terms

Use multiple search terms separated by a comma (,) to return all results that include those search terms.

Perform a search for “key*, *note” to return all results that begins with “key” and ends with “note”.

Exclude a Search Term

Use a hyphen (-) before a search term to exclude results that include the term.

Perform a search for “ABC*, -*note” to return all results with names that begin with “ABC” except for those that end with “note”.

Performing a Simple Computer Search

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Search Inventory.

  4. Choose an item from the Search pop-up menu.

  5. Enter one or more search terms in the fields provided.

  6. Press the Enter key.
    The list of search results is displayed.

If you searched for an item other than computers, you can view the computers associated with a result by clicking Expand images/download/thumbnails/81542955/Icon_Expand.png next to the result. You can also change the item on which the results are based by choosing an item from the pop-up menu at the top of the page.

Related Information

For related information, see the following sections in this guide:

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