A.16 Search Conditions Page

Specify the conditions to be applied to each document in the searched applications to determine if they should be shown in the search results. Each condition contains three parts: the application's metadata field, the operator used for the comparison and the data value to be used. These conditions for each application can be grouped using parentheses and combined using the conjunction operators (and/or) to form complex conditions.

Access the Create Search Conditions page by clicking Next on the Create Search Results Formatting page or by clicking Conditions in the Navigation Train. Surrounding text describes search_format_cond.gif.

The following table describes the elements available on the page.

Element Description
Surrounding text describes search_arrowup.gif. Moves the selected condition up one row.
Surrounding text describes search_arrowdn.gif. Moves the selected condition down one row.
Surrounding text describes search_redx.gif. Displays a dialog window requesting confirmation to remove the selected condition.
( Opening parenthesis for beginning conditional grouping.
Field Selects the application field to be used in the condition.
Operator Selects the operator used for the search. Available operators depend on the data type of the application selected.
Value A search condition value is the value that the selected Field is being compared to. This value can be one of the following:
  • Static Value: This is a value that does not change. The selected field is compared directly to this value. For example, Text_Field1 = “Hello”.

  • Relative Date: This value represents a number of days from the current day. The value can be positive or negative. When the search is executed, the value is calculated from the current day. For example, Relative Date +7 is one week from today.

  • Logged in UserID: This value represents the userid of the user executing the search. The user's textual userid is used when the search is executed.

  • Parameter Value <name>: This value represents a value that is to be provided by the user when they execute the search.

Modify Value Icon Displays a dialog window with options for modifying value types.
) Closing parenthesis for ending conditional grouping.
Conjunction Logical operator for grouping together the smaller condition elements.
  • And: Both search conditions must be met for the document to be returned.

  • Or: Either condition must be met for the document to be returned.