Lobster is all about information, and the global search is the key to find the appropriate data. We’ve updated the Lobster’s global search to meet the expanding amount of data in any given Lobster.

Lobster’s search has powerful capabilities to filter and find any object on Lobster. The search shows several results by type and allows filtering by type to quickly find what you are searching.

Global Seach is accessible by clicking the magnifying glass

The search is available by clicking the magnifying glass on the top-right corner of any page on Lobster.

It is possible to search with any term (free text). Furthermore, there are filters to narrow the search: tags, specific organisations and members of a political party. Leaving the search term empty allows you to list all objects for chosen tags, organisations or parties. It is also possible to search only from your local data by enabling hide master data.

At the same time, it is possible to pick any of the results and add them to a project, action, organisation or a tag. And all of this is possible in one go.

By clicking the plus sign alongside a search result adds the object for further actions. Picked items persist during your current session for as long as you want. So you can, for example, navigate to an organisation to check its details, then return to search and continue picking objects. 

After picking the necessary amount of items, it is possible to add all of them to a project, action organisation or tag in one go.

Please note that objects that are impossible to add are ignored, for example, when adding stakeholders and themes to action, only the stakeholders get added.