About using license plate filter - AutoVu Cloudrunner™

AutoVu Cloudrunner™ User Guide

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AutoVu Cloudrunner™
Last updated
2022-08-22
Content type
Guides > User guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
AutoVu Cloudrunner™

When you want to investigate specific vehicles in the Monitoring feed or Reports tab, you can enter the plate numbers in the license plate filter. Additionally, when you do not know the exact license plate number, you can enter wildcards such as asterisks (*) or question marks (?) to replace unknown characters.

Multiple license plate numbers

If you want to investigate multiple license plates simultaneously, you can enter the desired license plate numbers using a delimiter. You can use one of the following delimiters to enter multiple license plate numbers in the filter:
  • Semi-colon (;)
  • Comma (,)
  • Space
Limitation: You might experience slow search speeds in the following conditions:
  • You use a combination of wildcards on every license plate number entered.
  • You have a huge volume of records to scan through for the selected time range. For example, you have selected a six month time period and the database has nearly half a million records that correspond to that time period.

Wildcard characters

You can use wildcard characters such as * and ? to represent unknown characters of a license plate number.
  • Asterisks (*): You can enter one or more asterisks to represent one character, multiple characters, or no characters. For example, You know the plate starts with "A" and ends with "123", but you are not sure what is in the middle. Filtering for A*123 would include the following plates in the report:
    Plate number Report results Reason
    AB 123 Included One character appears between "A" and "123".
    ABC 123 Included Multiple characters appear between "A" and "123".
    A 123 Included No characters appear between "A" and "123".
    ABC 1234 Excluded The plate does not end with "123".
  • Question mark (?): You can enter one or more question marks to represent any single character. For example, if you can't remember the first or last character in the license plate, filtering for ?BC 12? would include the following plates in the report:
    Plate number Report results Reason
    ABC 123 Included There is one character before and after "BC 12".
    5BC 12L Included There is one character before and after "BC 12".
    AABC 123 Excluded Each "?" can only represent one character.
  • Combination: You can enter a combination of asterisks and question marks. For example, filtering for A?C 1* would include the following plates in the report:
    Plate number Report results Reason
    ABC 123 Included The "?" is replaced by "B" and there are characters after the "1".
    A2C 1 Included The "?" is replaced by "2" and there are no characters after the "1".
    ABBC 123 Excluded Each "?" can only represent one character.