Use * to search for part of a word, for instance ‘bert*’. If you enter only *, all records associated with that search field will be selected. This way, you can find all people 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 only search for that exact phrase. Whatever you enter, your search result will only be a list of people. 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 People collection.
name of person: the person’s name (with index).
company name: the name of the company with which the person is associated (with index).
position in company: the position that person has held within a company (with index).
film title in distribution: the title of the film distributed by the person in question.
position in cinema theatre: the position held by this person in the cinema theatre (with index).
city of cinema theatre: the city where the cinema associated with this person is located.
cinema name: the name of the cinema with which this person is associated.
person ID: the unique identification number (ID) of a person in Cinema Context. You can find a person’s ID in Cinema Context right below the tabs on the details page. You will also see the ID number when moving a person to ‘my data’, where it is listed before the name. The personal ID number begins with P, supplemented by a numerical combination.
limit search to: "employed in a cinema between": use this option to indicate in which period you wish to search for people. You can search by the years in which they have been associated with a cinema. Enter the first and last year of the relevant period in the fields. To search within a specific year, for instance 1935, you must enter that year (eg. 1935) in the first field, and the following year (eg. 1936) in the second field. Your search result will yield relevant persons in 1935.