Search Contacts

The instructions in this article relate to Search Contacts. The icon may be located on your StrataMax Desktop or found using the StrataMax Search.

Search Contacts can be used to easily search Contacts such as Owners, Agents and Creditors/Contractors by Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Delivery Preferences and more across all buildings in a portfolio, that can then optionally be exported to Excel.




Search Contacts | Security

To access the Search Contact icon, the user must have permission set to 'Allow' for Search Contacts under the 'Menus' category in Security Setup.



Search Contacts

Search for Contacts such as Owners, Agents & Creditors/Contractors by Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Delivery Preferences and more across all buildings in a portfolio and export to Excel if required. 

Using the Value field, the results of the report can be narrowed down on specific requirements. Additional columns can be included into the search results using the Advanced option.

  1. Search or select Search Contacts.
    • By default, the 'Given Names', 'Surname', 'Email Address' & 'Phone Number' Fields are selected.
    • Adjust the 'Hide from Selection Field' to include one of the other searchable Fields for example Delivery Preferences.
  2. The Value can be typed to further adjust the results and you can clear the selection by clicking the red cross icon next to the Value.
  3. Click the Refresh button to load the results.
    • Click a column header to sort the data by that column.


4. Click the Advanced button to display additional tabs down the left side:

  • Columns to add, remove, or change the order of the columns.
  • Sort Order to change how the data in the table is sorted (by column, A-Z, etc.)
  • Advanced to change the maximum number of records to display in the table (10000, 1000, etc.).

5. Click the Refresh button to search for the records.

6. If you would like to, you can export the data to an Excel sheet, by clicking the Export button.

Each column can be clicked on to adjust the sort order.



Search Contacts | Saved Searches

'Saved Searches' are designed for convenience so that you can save a selection of fields, columns, and a specific sort order so that it can be loaded later. 

'Saved Searches' can also be set as the 'default' search for the selected screen. This means that the selection of fields, columns, and specific sort order will be the one chosen whenever the menu screen/icon is selected.

'Saved Searches' can be saved for the current user, globally (accessible to all users), or for a specific user group. 

If a Saved Search is loaded/opened this will be noted at the top of the search screen.


Saved Searches | Security Setup Permissions

A security permission will either allow or deny individual Users or User Groups access to create or delete a search. The permission is called ‘Save Group and Saved Searches’ under the 'Menus' category in Security Setup. You can also type the word ‘Search’ into the filter field and click the Filter button to see the permission.

If the User or User Group do not have the permission set to 'Allow' then the ability to save a search for all users or a user group will be inactive.


Saved Searches | Set up a new Saved Search

  1. Configure the required fields and click the Refresh button to display the required data.
    • Optionally click the Advance button to also configure the displayed columns, and specific sort order.
  2. Click the Refresh button to display the data.
  3. Click the Save Search As button, and the 'Save Search' window will appear.
  4. Enter a 'Name'.
  5. Select one of the three radio buttons, depending on your requirement:
    • Available to current user only will save the search for the current user only.
    • Available to users in security group will save the search for the User Group selected from the drop-down (this radio button is only available if you have the right permission, and the User Groups available in this list are limited to the User Groups that you are a member of).
    • Available to all users will save the search for all StrataMax users (this radio button is only available if you have the right permission).
  6. Optionally tick the Save as default box to load this 'Saved Search' whenever the menu screen/icon is opened.


Saved Searches | Load or Delete a Saved Search

  1. At the bottom of the screen, click the Load/Delete Search button.
  2. In the 'Load Search' window, click the blue Load button to load the Saved Search, or click the red cross button to delete the Saved Search.
  3. If you click the Load button, the 'Load Search' window will disappear, and the screen will refresh automatically and load the Saved Search data.
  4. If you click the Delete button, a confirmation pop-up will appear; Click Yes to confirm the deletion.

When a Saved Search is loaded/opened, the Saved Search name will be noted at the top of the search screen.


Saved Searches | Edit a Saved Search

  1. If the Saved Search you want to edit has been set as the default search, it should be on screen already, and you can proceed to the next step. Otherwise click the Load/Delete Search button.
  2. In the 'Load Search' window, click the blue Load button.
  3. Now make any changes required to the required fields, and optionally click the Advance button to also configure the displayed columns, and specific sort order.
  4. Click the Refresh button to display and check the data.
  5. Click the Save Search button to save the applied changes.


Saved Searches | Add To My Dashboard

As of StrataMax version 5.6.98, there is the option to add certain searches to your own Dashboard. This is limited to your own Dashboard only (you cannot add it to the Dashboard of another user or group), and only available in these specific 'Search' screens:

  1. Follow the steps to set up a new Saved Search, or edit a Saved Search (see the two relevant sections above).
  2. In the 'Save Search' window, click the Add To My Dashboard button.


  3. The 'Dashboard Configuration' window will then appear.
  4. The Report drop-down menu cannot be changed from 'Saved Search'.
  5. The Display Title can be changed to whatever is required.
  6. Choose the Display Type that is preferred. See Display Types for more information.
  7. Tick Show On Desktop if preferred.
  8. Depending on which Display Type was chosen, the fields for the different number values will change. Observe the Preview to assist with picking the right number values suited to the Display Type.
  9. Click the Save button.
  10. Back in the 'Save Search' screen, there are now buttons to Edit Dashboard and Delete Dashboard.
  11. Click the Close buttons on any remaining screens.