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A live search of all Objects which share a common Type or Relation

Understanding Sets

Lots of people compare Sets with databases, but there's a key difference: Sets don't store Objects like regular databases.
Sets are a way to see a portion of your Graph, and Objects you've created, based on your filtered criteria, and several secondary filters which you can customize. You can think of them as a live filter or query for Objects which share certain criteria - specifically, a Type or a Relation.

Sets serve two primary functions:

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    Organizing and Accessing Objects We often get requests along the lines of: How do I find all of the Notes I've created? One easy way is to create a Set based on Type. For example; Note, which will display every Note you've created in Anytype. If you have specific notes you'd like to frequently access, you can filter them based on Relations you've added to these notes. For instance: Creation Date, Tags, or Priority. (In this sense, Relations behave like attributes). You can then pin your Set to your Favorites menu, where it will sit on your Sidebar, acting like a folder for all Objects that meet certain criteria.\
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    Editing Objects Sets also provide a way to quickly edit Objects in a list View. You can use multi-select Objects in Sets to delete multiple Objects at once, or to batch update the Object Type. Any Relations added to a Set in the Relation Menu (top right), will be adopted by all new Objects created with the "+ New Object" button.
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