How to Conduct a Global Ranking Search
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A “global ranking” produces a sorted list of food items based on their values for any nutrient. This sorted list can be taken from the entire NutriBase nutrient database (or any subset of the database). You can rank high-to-low or low-to-high.

To access the Global ranking option, click the down arrow of the “Search type:” menu and select “Global ranking.”

Mark the databases you want to include in your search. For example, you might select the USDA, Canadian, and Brand Name databases.

Click the “Rank Setup” button and set up your preferences for this search.

Click the “Select a food category” button to select which food categories (and subcategories) you want to search across.

Note:If you want to specify Food Subcategories as well as a major Food Category, right click over the Search Results area and click the “Advanced food categories “ option. Click the “Apply” button to apply this setting. After applying your preferences, you may dismiss this window (by closing it) if you want to.

Click the “Search” button to conduct your global ranking and display your results.

After you display your Search Results, you can click any column header to sort all the displayed data from high-to-low based on the values in that column. (This is a very popular feature.) Click the same column header again to reverse the sort order. You can do this for any nutrient.

To add one of the displayed Food Items to a Food Log, Recipe, Meal, or Meal Plan (depending on which NutriBase window you happen to be in), highlight it then:

  1. Drag and drop it into the food list in the upper left of this window, or
  2. Right click and select the option to "Add selected item."

When you point your mouse over your Search Results and right click, you get the following menu.

This menu gives you a variety of options:

When you select Food Categories you have the option to also select the subcategories for the major Food Categories. We call this option using the Advanced Food Categories option. To enable this, right click over the area where you search results are displayed and checking the "Advanced Food Categories" option. Turn this option off by un-checking this option.

The Auto Search option tells NutriBase to reconduct the previous search when you select another Food Category.

The Search Footer option allows you to search for strings within your search results if desired.

Hide/Show nutrients allows you to select which nutrients you want to display in your Search Results.

Reset columns returns your nutrient columns to their original default positions (after you have rearranged them by dragging and dropping them into a new sequence).

Add selected Item adds the selected item to your Food Log, Recipe, Meal, etc.

Selecting Item details shows all the data for the selected food item in a single screen view. (You can also do this by simply double-clicking any food item.)

Add to PFI will transfer the selected food item and add it to your Personal Foods as a PFI. (You can go back to it later and edit it as desired.)

Item cost allows you to add the cost of any highlighted food item.

This topic updated 07/16/2015

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