Search

Learn to use Broadstripes’ search and filter features.


Use the Quick Search

Use the Quick Search

Quick search Much of the work you do in Broadstripes will begin with a search. Whether you’re trying to pull up the record of one specific person, or all the people at a certain work location, it’s simple with Quick Search. Click the Quick Search link in...
Search for a person

Search for a person

To search by a worker’s name simply place the cursor in the search box at the top of the screen, just to the right of the Broadstripes logo, and begin typing the name of someone you’d like to find.

Search for people by their workplace

Search for people by their workplace

Intro Sometimes you want to search for a single person by name; at other times, you may want to see a group of people all at once. A common case is when you want to see everyone who works in a particular shop or department. For this example, we’ll search for...
The workplace filter

The workplace filter

Limit your search to a particular set of workplaces. One of the most helpful features of Broadstripes is how it can help organizers and other union leaders quickly find people they’re looking for. The Employer filter tool makes that even easier for you to do by narrowing your search to a certain group of workplaces or employments. Here’s how to use it.

Sort search results

Sort search results

After running a search, you may want results to display in a certain order. For instance, if you’re interested in gauging support, you’ll want to sort by workers’ assessment codes. With Broadstripes, sorting search results is just a few clicks away....
Build an advanced search (+video)

Build an advanced search (+video)

Overview Broadstripes’ “search builder” helps you find search terms and build complex searches. As your familiarity with Broadstripes grows, you will likely want to filter your lists with more precision. This will mean searching by multiple criteria...
Search with multiple rules

Search with multiple rules

A search with multiple rules generates a more precisely filtered list. With Broadstripes search, you can filter on multiple keywords or phrases to refine your list of search results. Broadstripes refers to each of these search filters as “rules.” For this example, we’ll show how to use multiple rules to search our project for the leaders at a particular shop called “Big Shop.”

Add rule groups to your search (+video)

Add rule groups to your search (+video)

Overview You may remember that we built a multiple-rule search for “people who are leaders at Big Shop” in a previous help article. Imagine that you now need a similar search that will find leaders at either “Big Shop” or “Small...
Create and save a search

Create and save a search

Intro For a basic search, Broadstripes’ Quick Search usually has you covered. Sometimes, though, you may want to create a search that’s a little more complicated. In this article, we’ll look at building a search that combines multiple search...

Broadstripes search language

Search Operators and Syntax Operator Matching Examples = Matches whole words in any order “name = john” finds people named John but not Johnson : Matches word fragments in any order “name: john” finds people named John or Johnson != Negative search name != john...