Add a NOT Viewed Indicator or Filter

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cmb created the topic: Add a NOT Viewed Indicator or Filter

I'm working on a Website that has six Classic Mode Breezing Forms. There is one feature that I miss from the old days of Breezing Forms version 1.7.5 and earlier. The Manage Records page had an indicator for the Viewed attribute.

Use Case
Several times each day I check for any new form records. I open all and review them. Most I keep; some I delete. This process was easier before the new series of Breezing Forms packages. I simply checked the icon in the Viewed column. Now there is no such indication. It is tedious to open each record to verify that I have seen it before.

(Each form also has a unique Admin Emails setting to a custom destination address. In that way the records are sent to other persons for action.)

Alternate Method - Filter
There is a Filter By option for Viewed on the Manage Records page but it is the opposite of what I need. I would like a Filter By option of Not Viewed.

Alternate Method - Content Builder
I experimented with using the Content Builder integration with Breezing Forms but it is limited. I would need an individual View for each of the six forms. Furthermore, I need to see the Submitter Information including the IP address. That is not available in Content Builder without some extra work. Also I cannot mark each form record as viewed within Content Builder and I cannot delete a record using Content Builder.

Workaround
As a (temporary, one hopes) solution, I have added an SQL query to an instance of the Artetics Art Table module. I place that module into an article with {loadposition ...} and assign that article to a menu item. Then I open that page in one tab of a browser. In another tab of the browser, I display the Manage Records page. Then I can switch back and forth. It's not ideal, but it works.

By the way, the SQL query is:
SELECT `id`, `submitted`, `name`, `ip`, `viewed` FROM `xxx_facileforms_records` ORDER BY `id` DESC

In some future version of Breezing Forms, I would like to have the Viewed indicator restored to the Manage Records page.

Installation
Joomla 3.9.1
Breezing Forms (build 926)
Art Table Lite 1.5.2
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