Pawtucket2:Advanced Search

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Pawtucket's advanced search system provides a framework for creating custom field-level search forms without programming. All that is needed is some basic configuration and a search form view laying out the required fields. The forms can search any field that is indexed and support the following features:

  1. Boolean combination of search terms, including AND, OR and NOT
  2. Repeatable fields
  3. Full text search
  4. Single "field list" elements that may search any of a list of fields
  5. Customizable element width, height and default values
  6. Session-based last-search memory

Configuration

All advanced search forms must have an entry in the advancedSearchTypes section of your theme's app.conf file. A typical configuration for a pair of type-specific object advanced search forms might look like this:

advancedSearchTypes = { artworks = { displayName = _(Art), table = ca_objects, restrictToTypes = [artwork], view = Search/ca_objects_advanced_search_artworks_html.php, itemsPerPage = 10,

sortBy = { Relevance = _natural, Identifier = ca_objects.idno, Name = ca_object_labels.name } }, library = { displayName = _(Library), table = ca_objects, restrictToTypes = [book], view = Search/ca_objects_advanced_search_library_html.php, itemsPerPage = 10,

sortBy = { Relevance = _natural, Identifier = ca_objects.idno, Name = ca_object_labels.name } } }

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