Use * to search for part of a word, for instance ‘cin*’. If you enter only *, all records associated with that search field will be selected. This way, you can find all companies that have distributed films by entering an asterisk in the search field ‘film title in distribution’. If you enter several different words in a search field at once, you will not only search for that combination, but also for those words in that particular order. Whatever you enter, your search result will only be a list of companies. The ‘index’ button is visible to the right of some search fields. This button opens a pop-up window with an alphabetical list of all possible values for that field. By clicking on one of these values, that value is entered into the search field for you while you are automatically returned to the search page.
all: search all fields in the Companies collection.
company name the name of the company (with index).
branch of industry: the branch of industry in which the company has been active (with index).
name of person: the name of a person who has been employed by the company.
job title: the job title of a person who has been employed by the company (with index).
film title in distribution: the title of the film distributed by the company.
mother company: enter a mother company to find its daughter companies.
daughter company: enter a daughter company to find its mother company.
position in cinema theatre: the position a company has held for a cinema theatre (with index).
city of cinema: the city where the company in question ran a cinema (with index).
cinema name: the name of the cinema ran by the company in question.
city with travelling cinema: the cities where a company organized a travelling cinema show (with index).
company ID: the unique identification number (ID number) of a company in Cinema Context. You can find a company’s ID in Cinema Context right below the tabs on the details page. You will also see the ID number when moving a company to ‘my data’, where it is listed before the company name. The company ID number begins with ‘R’, supplemented by a numerical combination.
limit search to: "period from": use this option to indicate in which period you wish to search for companies. Enter the first and last year of the relevant period in the fields. Enter the same year in both fields to search within a specific year.
limit search to: "travelling show between:": use this option to search for companies that have organized a travelling show within a specific period of time. If you wish to search for all the companies that organized a travelling show in a specific year, for instance in 1910, you must enter that year (eg. 1910) in the first field, and the following year (eg. 1911) in the second field. Your search result will yield all travelling shows from 1911. You can also search by day or by month.