How to use Game Filters
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Written by Jeff Wigal
Updated over a week ago

What Game Filters are:

Game filters allow you to do exactly what the name suggests: create filters for the games that you want see on your screen.

When you navigate to any Games page, the system generally defaults to showing you all the games that fall within that category, from today's date, onward.

For example, if you're an assignor viewing All Games, you will see all the games that you have access to view, from today on.

Note πŸ’‘ : there are a couple of Games pages where the system will default to filtering on an additional field or two. For instance, if you're an official viewing All Unassigned Games, the system will automatically filter out any cancelled games for you.

The Benefits of Game Filters:

Filtering on games can be helpful for both assignors and officials alike.

Assignors often only need to view, assign, or update games within a specific date range, venue and/or [insert any number of criteria].

Similarly, when officials are viewing unassigned games, they may only want to view the games that they'd actually be interested in working at. These could, for example, be games that are taking place in a certain Venue or Venue Area, or within a specific League.

Game Filters eliminate all the games that you don't need to see in a given moment, streamlining your experience on the platform. πŸ‘

How to Create a Game Filter:

If you prefer to follow along with a video, you can do so by watching this quick tutorial:

If you prefer written instructions, read on.

First, an overview.

There are three main places that you can create a filter in the platform. From the Games, Filters, or Reports sections of your account:

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Here's an overview of these 3 types of filters, and their intended use cases. We'll go into more step-by-step details on how to create each of these filters below.

Page in Assignr:

Best Use Case for creating Filters from this page:

How to Save a Filter from this page:

How to Run a Report from these pages:


When doing a one-time search for games.

By selecting the Save Filter button at the bottom of the filter-creation bar.

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Select Download.

Then select which report you'd like to download.


When searching on game criteria that you anticipate searching for regularly in the future.

Filters from this page automatically save, so long as you name your filter and select the Save button.

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Select Download.

Then select which report you'd like to download.


When running a one-time report that must be in a format other than our Games or Assignments report (e.g. a Payroll Detail report).

It is not currently possible to save filters directly from the Reports page. You can, however, run a report on any already-saved Game Filters. πŸ‘‰

Select Run Report after inputting your filter criteria, or selecting an already-saved Game Filter from the Use a Saved Filter dropdown.

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Create a Game Filter.

1. Initiate creating a filter.


To initiate creating a filter from the Games and Reports page, select the Filters Games bar at the top of the screen.

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To begin creating a filter from the Filters page, select the + New Filter button.

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2. Fill in the criteria for your games filter.

You can search on anything from Venue, Game ID, Age Group Team, and more. Here's an example if a game filter:

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If we input this criteria above πŸ‘†, then the system would only show us games:

  • from January 1, 2024 onwards,

  • that are Published,

  • at the Venue : Allen HS,

  • within the Age Group : 15-18 years old,

  • in the League : Group A,

  • and that are Only Unassigned.

If there are fields that you do not want the system to filter on, simply leave those fields blank.

Note πŸ’‘ : depending on your permissions and role within the platform, your filter options may differ slightly from what you see in the screenshots in this article.

3. Apply, Save, or Run a Report on your Filter.


From the Games page, you have the option to Save Filter and/or Apply Filter.

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You only need to save your filter if you wish to refer back to it and re-run that filter in the future, which you can do from the Filters page.

Otherwise, you can just select Apply Filter to get the system to show you one time, all the games that align with the criteria you input in your games bar.


From the Filters page, you'll have to Save your game filter first...

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... And then you can go back to the Filters page, and Use it, in order to view the games that align with that filter's criteria.

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From the Reports page, you cannot currently save game filters, so you get to move right onto running a report on your game criteria by selecting the Run Report button. Remember to select which report you want to run, from the Choose a Report dropdown at the top of the page.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How can I run a generic Games or Assignments report on a Game Filter?

Whenever you're viewing filtered games, you have the option to export those Games (and/or their Assignments) into a .CSV file.

To do this, scroll down to the bottom of the page:

  1. Select Download.

  2. Select Games as CSV or Assignments as CSV, depending on your preference.

  3. Open the .CSV from your device.

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2. How can I run a specific report (e.g. Payroll Detail report) on an already-existing Game Filter?

If you have an already-saved filter, and would like to run a specific report on it, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Reports page.

  2. From the Use a Saved Filter dropdown, select the game filter you wish to run a report on.

  3. From the Choose a Report dropdown, select which report you want to run.

  4. Double-check that your game filter criteria looks correct.

  5. Select Run Report.

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3. Can you filter games on the Assignr mobile app?

Not yet! If you want to filter on games, you'll want to do so from a web browser (which you can do from a smartphone, tablet, or computer).

4. What's the difference between Saved Searches & Filters?

In short: Filters are the new Saved Searches. While Saved Searches aren't going away anytime soon, we do encourage you to try creating Filters with the same criteria that are in your current Saved Searches.

We're hopeful that you'll find Filters a bit easier to use, and will enjoy the added filtering functionality, beyond what Saved Searches are able to offer.

5. I've saved filters in the past, and now I'm having trouble finding them. Where are they?

You can view existing saved filters in a few different ways:

  1. From the Filters page, which can be found on the left-hand side of your screen. πŸ‘€

  2. Or from the Games or Reports page, by using the Use a Saved Filter dropdown, which can be found on the lower right-hand corner of the Games Filter bar.

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6. How can I edit my existing filters?

From the Filters section of your account. Simply select the name of the filter you wish to edit, and you'll be able to update and re-save it.

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7. What user types are able to use game filters in Assignr?

All of 'em! Officials, assignors, observers, and managers alike are able to filter on whatever games they have access to.

As always, reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions! Happy filtering. πŸ™‚

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