Using Custom Saved Searches

Setting up and using people searches in Breeze can help you quickly run reports on people in your database and so much more! 

Save a Search

  1. Select the "People" tab from the top left.
  2. On the left, click "Show More Filter Options."
  3. Select all of the criteria you would like to filter by. The results will show up on the right.
  4. To save the search, click "More Actions" on the right and select "Save this Search."
  5. Enter a name for the search and click "Save Search."


Load a Saved Search

  1. Select the "People" tab from the top left.
  2. On the left, click "Show More Filter Options."
  3. Using the "Saved Searches" dropdown on the top left, select the saved search you want. The search will run automatically when you select the option.


Note: To delete saved searches simply select the gear icon to the right of the saved searches dropdown.

Default filter

There may be times in which you want only a limited number of people available to a given user by default. This may be because some people are inactive (moved away, deceased, etc) or because that user has a specific subset of people in the church he or she interacts with (e.g. youth pastor interacting with students and their families).

In either case, setting a default filter on the People page can help provide a solution to this. By setting a default filter, only people who match that filter are displayed on the people page.

People outside of this filter will still show up in other places, such as searching for them by name, running an advanced search, viewing them in check-in lists, etc. This simply controls who shows up on the initial list of people on the "People" section.

Note that this is not intended to be a security setting. Users can easily change the default filter or view people not included within the default filter by searching for them. Also, if your default filter includes "Include Archived" people, these people will also appear on exported directories.

To set a default filter:

  1. Select the "People" tab on the top left.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Set Default Filter" in the bottom right corner.
  3. Select your desired filter criteria and click "Apply Filter."

Note: These changes do not apply to the app at this time. 


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  • Our church is new to Breeze.  Is there a way to make saved searches global so all of our users can get the same results when looking for certain criteria?

  • Hey @alan!

    Welcome to the Breeze family! :) This article provides you the information in how to create and save a search option that are user specific and at this time it is not a current feature for that to be visible outside of your user account.


  • Is there a way to delete a "saved search" list on the people tab?


  • Hi @cocoffice!


    1. Select the "People" tab from the top right.
    2. On the left, click "Show More Filter Options."
    3. Using the "Saved Searches" dropdown on the top left, select the saved search you want.
    4. Select the gear icon on the right of the saved search.

    A pop-up box will open with the saved searches and a small x to the right of the saved search will allow you to delete it.

    Hope this is helpful!

  • I was just looking for information on how to make a saved search available to other users. I realized that isn't an option, but perhaps you can share a static search with them so they don't have to recreated it.

    When you have a search created that you'd like to save, all of the data is in the address bar. Perhaps sharing that (copy & paste) with another user (by email for example) would allow them to quickly access the same search. Then they could choose to save it if they plan to use it again in the future.   - Shelly @ Butler

  • @Shelly, that's an excellent pro-tip!! As long as others have the same access (e.g. to those filter options) then they definitely should have the ability to view that pasted information - and then save that search as well! Thanks for sharing that option here!
    Happy Breezing!

  • I tried to use a "saved search" in a smart tag and add the smart tag. it worked and showed assigned records in the tag. However, The smart tag lost the selected "saved search" after I disabled and enabled the smart tag. Is there anything I misunderstood?

  • @fondachang

    Great question! We certainly apologize for any inconsistencies that you may be experiencing here. However, we were not able to replicate this error. Even when using a saved search, we were able to toggle the smart tag off and then back on with no change in settings.

    Please feel free to call in and speak to our customer support so that we can walk you through this!