Simple Mobile Device Searches

A simple mobile device 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

Mobile devices

Mobile device name

Wi-Fi MAC address

Bluetooth MAC address

UDID

Serial number

Username

Full name

Email address

Phone number

Position

Department

Building

Room

Mobile device apps

Application name

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 Mobile Device Searches.

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 Mobile Device Search

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Devices 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 mobile devices, you can view the devices associated with a result by clicking Expand images/download/thumbnails/81542993/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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