Searching for loops in the new My Loops experience starts with the search bar at the top of the page. As you begin to type, results are returned in real time.
Searching encompasses all loop fields. You can search by any detail within the loop, including loop people! The yellow highlighting provides a visual reference to what is matching in your search criteria.
The new search is capable of honoring your loop filters, therefore only providing results that would fall within that subset of loops. That said, if you find yourself not finding a loop you are looking for, keep in mind that you may have accidentally filtered it out of the search results. Click the Search all loops option to expand your search criteria.
As stated before, we can search by all loop fields. In this example, I am searching for all loops with my seller's name.
If you have misspelled a search item, we will also find things that are closely related. Showing here I have searched for a loop name of 12354. As I have a loop named 12345 and 12354, we will see both loops, as the search is close, but we will show the exact matches first.
Of course, we all make mistakes and may have mistyped or searched for something that does not currently exist in the system. In the event of this occasion, we will see the following screen:
Keep in mind that you may have filters on that are precluding you from finding that specific loop, so feel free to click the blue Search all loops? link at the bottom to expand your search horizons.
Another trick is to remember that while each click on a search result will open up the loop, you can right click and open up any search result in a new tab, allowing you to quickly open up multiple loops from your search!
After typing text into the search bar, you can hit the Enter/Return key on your keyboard to display all loops on the page below the search bar. This will search for loops based on your filter settings, however, you can click Search all loops. to bypass your filter settings.
Once you hit Enter/Return, we will also change the URL at the top of the page. This is a handy way in which you can save these URL's as custom searches! Also, if you open a loop, and go back to your loops page, dotloop will save your search results so you can jump in and out of loops while searching and not have to enter your search each time.