Filters are a powerful tool for your member administration and can be very useful. Congressus offers three different types of filter you can use to filter your member administration. They consist of the Basic filter, the Extended filter and a Temporary filter. We will explain how these function and how to use these filters in this article.
What can you do with a filter?
With filters you can search for members and break up your member administration on the basis of a lot of different data. You can also save your created filters for later use. You can find your saved filters on the left in 'Members'.
With the basic filter you can only filter on the basis of 'Member since', 'Members status' and groups that are created. A basic filter can be used to define availability for events, news, blogs, etc.
With the extended filter you can filter on the basis of more criteria, such as personal details, contact information, bank information and custom fields. In the case of custom fields, any custom field that has a multi-line text will not be used for the filter. You can use the extended filter if you often need to have access to a certain part of your member administration.
The temporary filter has the same functionality and can be used to filter on the basis of the same type of data, the only difference is that you do not save the temporary filter. This can be useful in the case you want to create a filter that filters on members who did not participate in a certain event.