Advanced VPP Content Searches for Computers

Advanced VPP content searches allow you to use detailed search criteria to search Mac App Store apps and eBooks in the JAMF Software Server (JSS). These types of searches give you more control over your search by allowing you to do the following:

  • Generate specific search results.

  • Specify which attribute fields to display in the search results.

  • Save the search.

Creating an Advanced VPP Content Search

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.
    If the migration assistant is displayed, you must migrate your users before you proceed. (For more information and complete instructions, see the Migrating Users Knowledge Base article.)

  3. Click Search VPP Content.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/11272568/New_icon.png .

  5. Use the Search pane to configure basic settings for the search.
    To save the search, select the Save this Search checkbox.

  6. Click the Criteria tab and add criteria for the search:

    1. Click Add images/download/thumbnails/11272568/New_icon.png .

    2. Click Choose for the criteria you want to add.

    3. Choose an operator from the Operator pop-up menu.

    4. Enter a value in the Value field or browse for a value by clicking Browse images/download/thumbnails/11272568/Browse_icon.png .

    5. Repeat steps a through d to add criteria as needed.

  7. Choose an operator from the And/Or pop-up menu(s) to specify the relationships between criteria.

  8. To group criteria and join multiple operations, choose parentheses from the pop-up menus around the criteria you want to group.

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  9. Click the Display tab and select the attribute fields you want to display in your search results.

  10. Click Save.

Operations in the search take place in the order they are listed (top to bottom).

The results of a saved search are updated each time content is modified and meets or fails to meet the specified search criteria.

To view the search results, click View.

Cloning, Editing, or Deleting a Saved Advanced VPP Content Search

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Search VPP Content.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. Click the advanced VPP content search you want to clone, edit, or delete.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • To clone the search, click Clone and make changes as needed. Then click Save.

    • To edit the search, click Edit and make changes as needed. Then click Save.

    • To delete the search, click Delete. Then click Delete again to confirm.

Viewing Advanced VPP Content Search Results

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Search VPP Content.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. Click the advanced VPP content search you want to view the results for.

  5. Click View.

The list of search results is displayed.

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