Saved Queries

Saved queries are a way to save your search results on The Lens by providing names and descriptions for the search. A saved query will take current search parameters, filters, and search terms and save it for future use. Each time you look at your saved query it will possibly have changed as data is added and updated on The Lens.

You will get an email notification whenever new scholarly works / patents matching the linked Saved Query are added to the search index. Saved queries linked to a collection allows for automatically updated and dynamic collections. Users must be signed in into the Lens account to be able to access this feature.


Locations

Results Toolbar

On a search results page, you can find the “Save as Query” button on the toolbar. You can save your current search result by clicking on the button.

Saved Queries are viewable from the sidebar widget of each Lens page. Sidebar pane contains the list of the Saved Queries along with information associated with it. You can launch a new search result corresponding to the Saved queries.

WorkArea Sidebar

You can see the “Saved Queries” menu on the work area sidebar. You can view all of the saved queries by merely clicking on the menu.

Work Area Saved Queries Tab

Registered users have access to the Saved Queries tab in the work area. Here you can see all the saved queries with their name, search type(patent or scholar), notifications and linked collections. You can launch a new search result page by merely clicking on the associated saved query.

You can access all your saved queries from the work area menu of the menu bar of every Page of the Lens.


How to Use

Save Query

To save the current search result on the Lens click on the “Save Query” button on the toolbar of the result page. Clicking on the button will lead you to the pop-up window where you can provide name and description to the query. Click on the checkbox to get email alerts when new patents or scholarly works are published that matches the saved query.

Retrieving Results with a Saved Query

Retrieving your parents or scholarly works search list corresponding to the saved queries can be done from the work area by merely clicking on the Query.  You can launch a new results page listing all patents or scholarly works filtered by your corresponding saved query.

Reviewing New items

For all the saved queries with the email alert enabled you will get an email/notification when there are new results that match the saved queries. You can view all new works that match the saved query and have been added to the search index since the last time the alerts were run.

Email Notification

The Lens will send you an email notification to your email address from where you can review the new additions matching to the saved queries.  To review click on the link “View new results” which led you to the new search result page. The Lens ID filter is applied to display the new results. You can see the Lens ID filter on the Query Detail bar of the search page.

Lens UI notification

You can also see the notification at the top of the work area sidebar pane whenever a new item is added matching your Saved Queries. From here you can view a new search result where Lens ID filter is applied to display new additions linked to the saved queries.

Download Saved Queries

You can export your saved queries anytime from the work area saved queries tab. On the top right corner of the page you can find the “Set actions” pane with “Download” button. Click on the button to export your saved queries.

Merge Sets

You can see the “Merge Sets” option on the “Set Actions” pane. Merge Sets will take you to the  new result page with combined search results from the selected saved query set. For example if you have two saved queries “DNA” and “DNA Sequence” then the result set after you merge would return a new result set with the query “DNA OR DNA Sequence”.

Intersect

With the “Intersect” option available on the “Set Actions” pane you can view a new search result page with the results that are common to the selected saved queries set. For example if you have two saved queries “DNA” and “DNA Sequence” then the result set after you intersect would return new result set with the query “DNA AND DNA Sequence”.

View Options

In the work area saved queries tab you can find the “View Options” pane on the right. From here you can sort your saved queries by Scholar or Patents. You can also order your Saved Query by title, type or created date.


Editing and Management

The Saved Queries tab in the work area provides functionality to edit and manage your queries. Here, you can delete and edit your saved Queries by clicking on tools ellipsis on the right.

Edit a Saved Query

You can edit the title, description and email alert preferences of your saved queries and save them if you require.

Delete a Saved Query

You can delete your saved queries by clicking on the delete option available on tools ellipsis on the right of the saved query tab on the work area. The Lens will ask for your confirmation before permanently deleting them. You can also delete your saved queries by clicking on the delete button on the set actions pane.

Updated on June 3, 2021

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