On screens with lists, the platform offers a search box. It may also offer a filter button, to open a filter dialog with text boxes.
For example, in Virtual datacenters view on the Virtual Machines tab,without entering any text, the user can see all the VMs in their tenant.
To filter by VM name, enter characters that are in the VM name or UUID.
The platform displays the VMs with labels that contain the words "mail", "prepaid", and "main".