Setting Up Common Search Configuration

To set up common search configuration, use the Common Search Configuration component (IT_SEARCH_CFG).

This topic provides an overview of common search configurations and discusses how to set up search configuration.

Page Name

Definition Name

Usage

Common Search Configuration Page

IT_SEARCH_CFG

Define common search configuration for predefined search pages.

You can use the search configuration component to control the appearance and behavior of the search pages used in IT Asset Management. Additionally, you can give your users the ability to personalize the appearance and behavior of specific search pages.

Using the search configuration, you can:

  • Alter the labels on the search pages.

  • Inactivate search criteria.

  • Simplify the appearance of the search page.

Use the Common Search Configuration page (IT_SEARCH_CFG) to define common search configuration for predefined search pages.

Image: Common Search Configuration page: Field List tab

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Common Search Configuration page: Field List tab. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Common Search Configuration page: Field List tab

Filter Fields – Field List tab

Field or Control

Definition

Field Number

Displays a number to define the order of the field.

Record (Table) Name

Displays the table name.

Record Alias

Displays a record alias. The alias is used in the SQL query for the record name.

Note: The record alias must match the value in the From Clause Records – Record Alias field.

Field Name

Displays the field name associated with the Record (Table) Name field.

Field Label ID

Select the field label ID associated with the Record (Table) Name field.

Note: Use this field to rename the field label on the search page.

Edit Type

Displays the type of edit to be used on the field. Values are:

Currency Controlled: The field is currency controlled.

No Table Edit: The system does not edit the data entered.

Prompt Table: The system uses a prompt table to display the values for that field.

Translate Table: The system displays a list of system defined values for that field.

Yes/No: The field is a radio button, select for yes, deselect for no.

Prompt Table

Displays the associated record name with a list of prompt values.

Note: This field is only available when you select Prompt from the Edit Type field.

Active Status

Select Active or Inactive.

From Clause Records

The From Clause Records section defines which records will be searched. The Record Alias defined in the Filter Field must match the Record Alias specified along with its record in the From Clause Records. The From Clause records, with their aliases, are used in the generation of the SQL at the search execution time.

Filter Fields – Field Control tab

Select the Field Control tab.

Image: Common Search Configuration page: Field Control tab

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Common Search Configuration page: Field Control tab.

Common Search Configuration page: Field Control tab