Sort: By default, records in the base are sorted by date. Click Sorted by in the view toolbar to pick another field to sort by.
Search Extension: The search extension allows you to view your results in a filtered list of records. Click the Extensions option near the top right of the base to open or close this search bar. Select which table you would like to search using the drop-down menu next to the search bar. Type your search in the bar and hit enter. Due to the volume of the collection, the search extension tool may be slow or unresponsive. If so, we recommend using filters to search more quickly.
Filter: Filter out records from a view according to conditions you set to search more quickly and efficiently. You can also use Filter to search within specific fields. Combine multiple conditions to get more specific results. Select “and” from the dropdown menu between conditions for results that include both of your conditions. Select “or” from the dropdown menu for results that include either of your conditions.
Topic: Select “Show records where topic has any of” and select relevant topics from the drop-down menu.
Location: Select “Show records where Location (Chi) - Community Area has any of” and select relevant Chicago community areas from the drop-down menu. You can view a map of the official Chicago community areas on the Chicago Data Portal.
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Below are links to views in Airtable that are filtered to include results for common search topics. These links will not show which filters have been set or allow you to change them. To see and/or change filter settings in these views, click the Sun-Times Airtable Inventory - Batch Images link, or the Sun-Times Airtable Inventory - Single Images link. Under views, find the "Common Searches" header and select a topic below.