eMAM offers two search options: Basic Search and Advanced Search.
Basic search is done based on the full text search and thesaurus search (only when thesaurus is enabled at web config level).
In the eMAM Director interface, users can type the search word or
phrase in the basic search bar on the top of the page and press Enter to
get the desired search results.
Searched word will be highlighted (in yellow)
in the search results wherever that searched text is found including
the widgets like Metadata, Markers, Subclips, Comments, Insights,
Transcript etc. For e.g.: if the searched text is eMAM, displayed search
result will highlight “eMAM” word in all the sections of other widgets
where all it is found.
For a given word or phrase, by default search is carried out in the following fields (other fields can be added in the eMAM Director web config):
Case Scenarios for Basic Search
Asset 1: Title: Child
Asset 2: Title: You may go
Asset 3: Private Tag: He went to church
Asset 4: Public Tag: She is gone
Asset 5: Description: Children are playing
Basic Search word: go
Expansion Set: went, go, gone, goes
Search results →When Thesaurus enabled: Asset 2, Asset 3, Asset 4
→When Thesaurus is disabled: Asset 2
Basic Search word: child
Expansion Set: children, child, kids
Search results → When Thesaurus enabled: Asset 1, Asset 5
→ When Thesaurus is disabled: Asset 1
Basic Search word: play
Expansion set: play, playing , played
Search results →When Thesaurus enabled: Asset 5
→ When Thesaurus is disabled: Nil
To Include more column fields, we can add the following IDs separated by coma:
1. Title = 1,
2. Description = 2,
3. Author = 3,
4. Ingested by = 4,
5. Asset tags = 5,
6. Comments = 6,
7. Closed Caption = 7,
8. Embedded Metadata = 8,
9. Custom Metadata = 9,
10. Asset Id = A,
11. UUID = B,
12. Marker = C
feature can be enabled by updating some changes in the eMAM Director
configurations.Please follow the below steps to do the changes.
a) Go to, C:\Program Files\Empress Media\eMAM Director.
b) Locate the file 'web.config',from the eMAM Director folder,and open it in Notepad++.
c) Search (Ctrl+f in notepad++) for the text 'BasicSearchColumns',
Add the field values within the quotes followed by coma according their
search.(<add key="BasicSearchColumns" value="1,2,5,6,9,c" />)
e) Save the changes and close the file.
feature enables you to search for your assets by specifying a large
variety of filtering criteria to narrow down the searches if there are
many relevant assets. If the user knows exactly what and where to search
for asset, this feature can quickly narrow results. Click on Advanced Search next to Basic search on top panel.
Search window opens up. There are three tabs for advanced search
options: Advanced Search, Marker Search and Manage Saved filters/
Boolean conditional searches.
- Advanced Search:Users can then choose any one of the four options: Exact
Match, Contains this word, Contains all these words, Contains any of
these words, Enable Full Text search,Thesaurus and search using various
criteria such as search in, refine search, categories, asset state,
approval status, rating etc.
- Marker Search: The
marker search feature allows the user to search for a location within a
video that matches with the specified search criteria, based on marker
name or description.
- Manage Filters: Search filters are specific conditions. By adding a series of filters, users can quickly narrow a search.