Go to the Observations tab by clicking on it on the sidebar to the left of your browser screen. On a tablet or smartphone the Observations tab will be at the bottom of the screen.
The Search field on the top of the observation list page allows searching for free text in real time from all fields.
Various different formats can be used for searching.
Example 1: searching all observations containing keyword 'burglary'
Example 2: searching for all observations containing keyword burglary and helsinki
Example 3: searching for all observations containing keyword burglary but NOT helsinki
Example 4: searching for all observations that contain the word pair "copenhagen market"
Example 5: searching for all observations containing either copenhagen or helsinki
Example 6: searching for all observations containing either copenhange or helsinki but must also include keyword fraud
The filters are on the right side of your browser screen. Observations can be filtered according to date, status, category, place, assignees, and place tags. Several search terms can be selected at the same time.
Observations are found with the open, overdue or closed status filters only if statuses are in use. The None filter shows the observations that do not have a status.
Administrators can allow the use of statuses in the observation category settings. The instructions can be found here.