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How to Search within Search Results?

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  • How to Search within Search Results?

    Is it possible to implement in a List control a searching capability where the end user searches for records in certain fields, and be able to search like google style within the search results(records filtered from the first search). How ? Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: How to Search within Search Results?

    The AdvancedListSearch Control will accommodate.


    • #3
      Re: How to Search within Search Results?

      Originally posted by Davidk View Post
      The AdvancedListSearch Control will accommodate.
      Thanks David.Will Try That!

      Edit.... I was informed that the feature is not yet will be if there will be more request from end users according to an alpha reliable source. Searching within a search result based on previous filters is a very powerful feature if it will be available in the future.
      Last edited by JetLi; 03-31-2019, 02:12 AM.


      • #4
        Re: How to Search within Search Results?

        Who told you that? The AdvancedListSearch control is found in Data Controls, [More..]

        I can perform a List search on FirstName and get several results. Then I can perform a search on LastName and the List is further filtered down to 1 result. Is this not what you wanted?


        • #5
          Re: How to Search within Search Results?

          Thanks David for the reply. Can you try doing a search on a memo field (Nvarchar(MAX) ? First Filter it with a google like search where you type two criteria separated by comma(it should display all records that contain any of the criteria separated by comma), then perform an additional search criteria based on the results produced by the first criteria and if there are still too many results then filter again the record based on the 2nd query result and so on....


          • #6
            Re: How to Search within Search Results?

            Now you've changed... and further identified... specifics of what you're looking for. You can get what you want by entering several "contains" searches against the same field. You cannot use comma separated values against one field. If you have 5 records with the field values...

            a b c d
            a b c
            a b

            then you can perform 1st first search for a and get 4 rows, the 2nd search for b contains 3 rows, the 3rd search for c contains 2 rows and the 4th search for d contains 1 row.

            The AdvancedListControl is easy enough to set up... you should try it.