This is going to be a ridiculously simple question and after getting this crazy view working, I don't' know why I can't figure this out.
I have created a view from entityform and field collections. Got everything working, displays what I want. The user clicks on the link in the nav, page opens, exposed filter is displayed, along with the results of the view which is everything in the db/view.
I only want the user to see the exposed filter when they click on the link to the view/page, then the user will add the 'item number' to the filter, click search/apply and see the results. I am hoping I don't have to create another view and link things.
How can I accomplish this?