Client-side filter is used when an attribute like companyName is NOT supported in Microsoft API(OData Filter). Click HERE for all the list of supported attributes.
The Client-side filter can work in combination with Server-side filters.
Under Preferences > Integration > Azure AD, tick the box Enable on Azure AD user Synchronization
This filter returns all users with Company1 and Company2 as their company name.
$.company == 'Company1' || $.company == 'Company2'
This filter will import only users with the specified email domain for example all users with @xink.io.
$.mail != null && $.mail.indexOf('@xink.io') > -1
This filter will import only users with a last name and enabled account
$.sn != null && $.sn.length > 0
This filter will import all users with the specified email domains (domain1.com and domain2.com).
$.mail != null && ($.mail.indexOf('@domain1.com') > -1 || $.mail.indexOf('@domain2.com') > -1)
Import only users with a job title which is an easy way to filter out 'non-real' user
$.title != null && $.title.length > 0
Import users from either the specified departments(Marketing or Support Team).
$.department == "Marketing" || $.department == "Support Team"
Import users from the specified company name
$.company == "Company Name"
If you created a custom extension attribute in Azure AD, you may also use it as a filter depending on its value. The below filter will only import the extensionAttribute1 that has value of B1 and B2.
$.extension_f233e43216f748ee99bbcddf6940c7340_extensionAttribute1 == "B1" || $.extension_f233e220d6f748ee991234fsdfg7340_extensionAttribute1 == "B2"
See How to sync Azure AD custom extension attribute to Xink.
NOTE: In Client-side filtering, check connectivity will not show the number of users that met the filter conditions.
This filter will only import users with postal code: 12345
$.postalCode == '12345'
Client-Side filter supported attributes
For more details about supported properties, click on the Microsoft link below and search 'Supports $filter'. Only the properties marked with 'Supports $filter' are supported in Microsoft Graph API.
IT Pro: How to filter users in Azure AD using OData.
IT Pro: How to Sync Custom Attribute of Azure AD to Xink Portal (Hybrid AAD)