Numeric filter

Compendex and Inspec records contain standardized numeric quantities and ranges. This normalized format of data improves numeric search functionality in Engineering Village.

View this video tutorial to learn more about numeric searches.

The Numeric filter allows you to easily build and refine your numeric searches from the Quick and Expert search result pages. You specify the numeric field, unit of measure, operator, and numeric value for each numeric search from a list of drop-down selections. The numeric filter converts the unit of measure that you choose to the scientific standard default unit so that you do not need to convert this information to build your search queries. Each drop-down box in the Numeric filter displays information dependent upon your choice in the previous box.

Refine search results using the Numeric filter

  1. Run a Quick or Expert search.
  2. At the top left side of the Quick or Expert search results, click the down arrow in the Numeric filter orange box. The Numeric filter pop-up box opens.
  3. From the Select type drop-down, select the numeric field you want to search. The list will display only numeric fields that are contained in your search results. Refer to the Numeric search fields chart for detailed information about the 62 fields available for this search.
  4. From the Select unit drop-down, select the unit of measure that you want to search.
    NoteAll 62 numeric fields have one default unit of measure. However, some fields have several optional units of measure that can be used. The Numeric filter automatically calculates the optional units into the default unit for searching. This feature allows you to select a unit of measure without the need to convert it to the default unit of measure. For example, the default unit for the Time field is second. However, you do not need to convert your query to seconds to use the numeric filter. You may use any of the other selections (femtosecond, hour, microsecond, millisecond, minute, nanosecond, or picosecond) to run your query.
  5. From the Operator drop-down, select the operator (Equals, Greater than, Greater or equal, Less than, Less or equal, or Range) that you want to search.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. The Results list displays.

    The numeric data appears in the Numerical data indexing field in the Detailed view of the record.













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