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Setting up a keyword search

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  • #16
    Re: Setting up a keyword search

    Larry, you're mis-understanding the ideas behind 2 Search concepts in the Grid.

    1. Search Properties : "Show single 'Keyword' search field.

    2. Fields to Search In : "Keyword search"

    These are 2 completely different ideas and areas. You do not want #2... but you are concentrating only on #2. #2 is useful when you are showing one or more Search Input fields... and you want to fine tune a keyword search across several other grid fields that are showing. E.g. You're showing a Search Input field for Firstname, but you also want to search Lastname at the same time for the same value. Both fields must be showing in the grid.

    #1 is what you want... but you are throwing #2 into the mix and confusing things. You do not want to set up "Keyword search" within "Fields to Search In". So... turn all that off.

    Instead, go to Search Properties and turn on the "Show single 'Keyword' search field" property. The description for this property reads...

    Instead of showing individual search fields, show a single search field. If a match is found in any of the search fields, the record is returned.
    Read this carefully and understand what it says. This shows a single search input and searches across all fields you have in your "Fields to Search In". There's nothing more you need to do.

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    • #17
      Re: Setting up a keyword search

      That doesn't work for me in this situation.

      If I just did a keyword search and nothing else, the user would come up with thousands of records for most searches.

      I also want to search by a date range and other fields AT THE SAME TIME.

      So I need a date range, a couple of other specialized fields AND a keyword search.

      Just showing a single search field won't give me all that.

      And, as I've said previously, I can't setup the keyword search the way I need to in the basic grid search.

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      • #18
        Re: Setting up a keyword search

        Ok... thanks... understood now... you don't want to, and can't, use the Grid Keyword search. I didn't know until now that you wanted to do a date range search, specific fields search, and a keyword search, all at the same time.

        You should have a look at the Server-side Event... OnSearchPartFilterCompute... see if that helps.
        Last edited by Davidk; 04-03-2017, 10:44 AM.

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