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  • own search bar - how can I do

    what is the best approach to build my own search bar in web alpha application (like google search bar)?
    My idea this one single bar in main page and the search happens in some ux bind components.

    Please, some ideia?


  • #2
    Re: own search bar - how can I do

    What is it searching? Are you searching for records in a database or from HTML/A5W pages (like the Google bar would do)?
    Steve Wood
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    • #3
      Re: own search bar - how can I do

      Thanks Steve,
      I want to search records in diferent database tables. It will be a "global search", not one search for earch table. The effect is "like a google" that search all in the system. ;-)


      • #4
        Re: own search bar - how can I do

        Then you probably have to write the script to do this. I don't know of any function to "search the entire database for 'xyz' and return something". A "Google search" would search some number of HTML/A5W pages that have that content on them, either hard coded or dynamic from the database. If your text is not already on an HTML/A5W page, then you have to think through what you want to search and what you want it to return. Like do you want it to return a link to a full record, or some body of text that included the search values, etc? You would have to include in your script exactly what tables/fields you want to search and what you to return.

        Now, if you design a Grid based on table joins you could use the Quick Search option (see grid properties) to search any field in any of the joined tables using a single entry search field. That is a feature of the Grid, not the UX.

        But you said search the "all in the system" and I know the Quick Search is not going to get you that far unless you have a very small set of tables.
        Steve Wood
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        • #5
          Re: own search bar - how can I do

          You could create a view in your database based on the fields in the different tables that you'd like to be searched. Then you are searching one table for everything. You could customize the view to have URLs to the field that meets the criteria or whatever.


          • #6
            Re: own search bar - how can I do

            Good idea Jinx, thanks. I was thinking to use Lookup component with auto-suggest list, but it's permited search in a single field. Maybe the Steve's idea that to use one Grid - Quick Search option would be good. A Grid based in a database view. Will I have a search bar like Google? I want to put the bar in top of my tabbedUI component. I want to return a link to one record opening a UXComponent to edit that record. I put one constant in database view that show me what kind of register is returned. Then I can call the specific UX component. But, do you have idea that how can I configure this "URLs" or "links"? Regards


            • #7
              Re: own search bar - how can I do

              I wonder if the feature for Keyword Search of a List Control based on a view will help you?

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              Carol King
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