Every page contains a search tool located on the left-side sidebar. This search tool, called the quick search, is visible in any page that displays the sidebar and allows you to quickly search for information stored in the database. When used, the quick search conducts a keyword search using the specified terms.
Record Selector: Used to define the scope of the search or the type of information you are searching for. For instance, selections may include any of the following (depending on database family and access permissions): jobs, proofs, and customers. If you navigate to any of these tabs, the Record Selector will automatically be changed to reflect the corresponding scope.
Search text: Used to type the text by which a keyword search will be conducted. See Keyword and Quick Search Scope.
Additional search criteria may be saved to the quick search and will be used in conjunction with the keyword criteria whenever the quick search is used. See "Saving Search Criteria to the Quick Search" for additional information.
Quick searches use the keyword criterion for searching records stored in the database. Thus, for a given record type, quick searches and standard searches using the keyword criterion are identical. Additionally, quick searches that have been customized to use additional search criteria are identical to the equivalent standard search using the same criteria.
Searches using criteria fields based on strings (any non-chooser or non-range criteria field) use a starts with condition. For example, if there is a job in the database with the name "wellness and fitness brochure", the search term "well" will return a result for the job. However, the search term "ness" will not return a result for the job even though it is used twice in the job name.
Use * at the start of a search term to match results containing the search term. For example, if there is a job in the database with the name "wellness and fitness brochure", the search term "*ness" will return a result for the job since the characters "ness" are contained in the job named "well*ness* and fit*ness* brochure."
Use * alone to match all results. Using "" alone as a search term will match all records stored in the database for the corresponding record type. For example, a quick search using "" alone or a standard search for jobs using "*" alone in any search criteria fields will return all jobs in the results.
Do not use * as a wildcard encapsulated in a search term. For example, If there is a job in the database with the name "Wellness and Fitness Brochure", the search term "w*llness" will not return any results.
When using the or when using a keyword criterion in a , the search is conducted across multiple database fields. The fields searched are specific to the record type being searched (see table below). A record will be included in the search results if the search string is found in any of the database fields included in the search.
When conducting searches by typing text in multiple search criteria fields, the search will return results only for records that match all criteria fields used in the search. For example, a standard search or a quick search of job records that uses "wellness" as a keyword criterion and "Smith" as a customer criterion will only return jobs that contain the term "Smith" in the customer name field and "wellness" in one (or more) of the fields included in the scope of a keyword search (See Keyword and Quick Search Scope).
|Note: By default, quick searches use only the keyword criterion. Additional criteria may be saved and automatically used in quick searches. See "Saving search criteria to the Quick Search" for additional details.|
Search strings are not case specific. For example, a search for "wellness" will return results for all jobs with a name starting with "Wellness", "wellness", "WELLNESS", or any variation on capitalization thereof.
|You can change the column sort-order of the search results by clicking the column headers. When the quick search is saved, so too is the column sort order. When the quick search is used again, results will be displayed using the column sort order saved with the quick search. See "Saving the Column Sort-order of Quick Search Results" for additional details.|
4. Click Save link under the page header. The quick search for the selected record type will be saved with the modified conditions and with the current column sort order. All future uses of the quick search will use the saved conditions and column sort order.
2. In the results page, click the column headers you want to sort the results by. Multiple column headers may be selected by holding down the Shift key when clicking. See "Sorting Search Results" for additional details.
3. Click Save when finished. The quick search for the selected record type will be saved with the current column sort order. All future uses of the quick search will use any saved conditions and will use the saved column sort order when displaying results.
4. Click OK. A copy of the quick search will be saved and made available for future use as a standard search (See "Using Standard Searches" below for additional details).
|Note: While a quick search can be saved as a standard search, the reverse is not possible: a standard seach cannot be saved as a suick search.|