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Implementing search wizard

Thread began 4/15/2013 12:46 pm by mrs | Last modified 10/22/2013 4:22 pm by Jason Byrnes | 692 views | 3 replies |

mrs

Implementing search wizard

I have run data assist and have got my search form, but there are many fields and I want to reduce the size of the search form by making one text box search many columns of the database. DA has created a search page with a form on it, so I am wondering if I can now change the form by using the search wizard, or is it best to just start a page from scratch?

Also, what is the difference between DataAssist Search Wizard and the Search Server Behaviour mentioned in your help system? The DataAssist Search I am launching from the bindings panel looks like the images of the Search Server Behaviour (http://www.webassist.com/help/Data-Assist/dataassist_search_sb.html), but I don't know where to find something that looks like the DataAssist Search Wizard pictured in the help system (http://www.webassist.com/help/Data-Assist/dataassist_search_wiz_step_1.html).

So, basically I am a bit confused as to how I simplify a search form, and do I start from scratch, or can I use an existing form that already links to a results page?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The Search wizard is a wizard that walks through creating the search form for the results page.

if you already have a search form and a results page, you should not use the wizard, you should use the server hevior.

on the results page, go to the bindings panel. click the plus button, and select form data. select the search form page.

This adds bindings for the search form.

then add the data assist search server behavior. click the plus button to add a new criteria. From the columns list, you can use ctrl+click to selct multiple columns.

for the value, click the lightning bolt and select the form element to use.

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William

re: implementing search wizard

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  The Search wizard is a wizard that walks through creating the search form for the results page.

if you already have a search form and a results page, you should not use the wizard, you should use the server hevior.

on the results page, go to the bindings panel. click the plus button, and select form data. select the search form page.

This adds bindings for the search form.

then add the data assist search server behavior. click the plus button to add a new criteria. From the columns list, you can use ctrl+click to selct multiple columns.

for the value, click the lightning bolt and select the form element to use.  


I'm trying to get the search form on my homepage work with my Products table. The searchbox was created automatically by the webassist template.
I'm unsure whether or not I can make this search box work with my database or if I have to delete it and insert a new search bar.
I like the idea of having only one form field for users to search for, and like 'mrs' above I'd like it to query both SKUs and Product Name

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

create the results page with an unfiltered recordset and repeat region to show the results then start the data Assist search wizard.

Select to use an existing form and point the wizard to the template.

for the search type, use a a keyword search and select the columns you would like the form element to search.

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