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Many of the GUI pages contain tables of information that you can filter to display specific information. Administrators with read and write access can define the filters.


Some tables contain information and lists that span multiple pages. At the bottom of the page are the page navigation controls.


Filters are used to locate a specific set of information or content within multiple pages. These are especially useful in locating specific log entries. The specific filtering options vary, depending on the type of information in the log.

To create a filter, select Add Filter at the top of the page. A list of the available fields for filtering will be shown.

Column settings

Column settings are used to select the types of information which are displayed on a certain page. Some pages have a large amounts of information is available and not all content can be displayed on a single screen. Also, some pages may contain content that is not of use to you. Using column settings, you can display only that content which is important to your requirements.

To configure column settings, right-click the header of a column and select the columns you wish to view and de-select any you wish to hide. After you have finished making your selections, select Apply (you may need to scroll down the list to do so).

Any changes that you make to the column settings of a list are stored in the unit’s configuration and will display the next time that you access the list. To return a page’s columns to their default state, select Reset All Columns, located at the bottom of the Column Settings menu.

Cloning objects

On some tables containing configuration objects, such as the policy table found at Policy & Objects > IPv4 Policy, an option appears allowing you to clone an object on the table. This allows you to create a copy of that object, which you can then configure as needed.

To clone an object, first select that object, then right-click to make a menu appear and select Clone option.

Editing objects

Some tables allow you to edit parts of the configuration direction on the table's page. For example, security features can be added to an existing firewall policy from the policy list (Policy & Objects > IPv4 Policy), by right-clicking the Security Profiles column and selecting the appropriate profiles.

If this option is not available, you must select the object, then select the Edit option, found at the top of the page.