Understanding Search Pages within Components

Component search uses the Keyword Search tab to search more fields compared to the standard tools search. The system automatically changes the Global Search category based on the page displayed.

Image: Example: Component Keyword Search (Express Purchase Order)

This example illustrates the Component Keyword Search (Express Purchase Order).

Example: Component - Keyword Search (Express Purchase Order)

Field or Control

Definition

Search Tips

Explains how to enter free-form text into the Keywords field.

Basic Search

Enables you to select a single field in the Search by field as well as using the Keywords field.

Keyword Only

Displays only the Keywords field.

Advanced Search

Enables you to enter a field value in multiple fields as well as using the Keywords field.

If the Advanced Search page is visible, then any required fields must also be filled in. This operates the same as the Find an Existing Value tab.

Image: Example: Component Keyword Search - Advanced Search (Express Purchase Order)

This example illustrates the Component Keyword Search - Advanced Search (Express Purchase Order).

Example: Component Keyword Advanced Search page

In this example, the fields from Business Unit through Hold From Further Processing are the same search fields that appear on the Find an Existing Value tab. The fields from Business Unit Description through Supplier Item ID are defined by the search category, and appear in the order in which they are defined on the Advanced Search Fields tab of the search category definition.

Similar to Global Searches, the component search returns results based on the last index build, or an incremental index, and is not considered to be real-time. Using the Find existing Value tab is considered to be real-time.

Component searches are created by mapping a component to a search definition within the PeopleTools Search Framework and then updated by running the PTSF_GENFEED Application Engine.

For more information about this setup and maintenance process, see PeopleTools: Search Technology.