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Testing Filter Fields

To test the filter fields at runtime follow the following steps.

  1. Open the application that uses the search category for which you added the filter fields, then open the Search Center.
  2. Choose the search category for which you created a special applet in Tools. The special filter fields and the keyword field should now be visible. If the search category uses Access Control visibility the Catalog Category field may also be visible depending on whether it is mapped.

    In this example, you open the Call Center application, and then pick the Solution option. The special filter applet should appear with the Created field exposed on the UI.

  3. Enter values in the fields, and then click Search.

    Enter the text you want to search for in the Keywords field and values in the other fields that may be used to filter the search results. For example, you may want to restrict the results to a particular Catalog Category. You enter, as an example, a date value like > 12/12/01 in the Created field, then enter any keyword like motors, and click Search.

    The results that come back contain the keyword you look for, and also be constrained by the filter values.

    All solutions with the Created Date greater, in other words later, than the stated date and with the keyword motors will be returned.

General Notes on Testing

The following contains a list of general notes to do with testing your Siebel Search setup.

  • If the filter fields exposed on the UI are also used in the filter search specification, the UI values will be ignored. The filter search specification always takes precedence over the UI filters.
  • UI filter fields cannot be exposed for advanced search category.
  • Boolean searches are not supported on filter fields. For example, entering a search keyword like Installation AND Upgrade in the filter field is not supported.

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