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Hi - New Caspio user here...I have a database that was created in MS-Excel with records for research citations that I want others to be able to search. The original file has multiple keyword fields so that people could use drop-down boxes to select more than one keyword. In Excel, this was represented as three columns with headers Keyword 1, Keyword 2, and Keyword 3. Now in Caspio I really want just one search term - Keyword - that will look up the same value for any of the three keyword fields in the database. So...the search term for Keyword is "Resiliency" and Caspio searches the three data table fields Keyword 1, Keyword 2, and Keyword 3 and returns any record that has the term "Resliency" in ANY of the three keyword fields. Right now there are three keyword fields, one for each of the three keyword columns in the database.

Thank you for any help you can offer.

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Hi @JSLane,

It is doable in Caspio.

You should use separate form (Submission Form Datapage) which passes a parameter to the Report Datapage.

The trick here is that you will have multiple fields in report datapage which receive a single parameter.

This concept described in the following article:

https://howto.caspio.com/faq/reports-datapages/how-to-do-keyword-search-across-multiple-fields/

I would also suggest watching the following tutorial video which explains how to pass parameters between separate form embedded on single web-page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3CKFjuSIt4

Hope this helps.

Regards,

vitalikssssss

 

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FYI, for benefit of others with similar problem that want to use a single page with the search criteria displayed above the Results.

//insert script below into Footer of "Configure Search Fields"
<script>

document.addEventListener('DataPageReady', function (event) {
 
// Create a new Virtual Field (in my case cbParamVirtual1) for user to enter the search parameter.  
// The below code will execute when the user updates the Virtual Field and then stamp it into multiple fields.  
 var x10  = document.querySelector('[id=cbParamVirtual1]');
   x10.onchange = function() {
		document.getElementById('Value1_1').value = document.getElementById('cbParamVirtual1').value;
		document.getElementById('Value2_1').value = document.getElementById('cbParamVirtual1').value;
		document.getElementById('Value3_1').value = document.getElementById('cbParamVirtual1').value;
  }
})

</script>

 

Also you'll need to edit items under the Logic tab as follows:

image.png.38d850492307539ed5bd5d2f4e15e5c4.png

 

After you test, you can hide the fields:  Value1_1,   Value2_1, etc

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I am unable to get this to work.

Is there something I am missing with the syntax to reference the fields?

<script>

document.addEventListener('DataPageReady', function (event) {
 
 var x10  = document.querySelector('[id=cbParamVirtual1]');
   x10.onchange = function() {
  document.getElementById('TrackerAdopterInterestedDog1ID_FK').value = document.getElementById('cbParamVirtual1').value;
  document.getElementById('TrackerAdopterInterestedDog2ID_FK').value = document.getElementById('cbParamVirtual1').value;
  document.getElementById('TrackerAdopterInterestedDog3ID_FK').value = document.getElementById('cbParamVirtual1').value;
  }
console.log("Test");
}
</script>

 

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Hello, just to add in the previous comment above. As I understand, you want to create a search field which can search to  the different fields, right? If that is the caseon your table, add another field and set it to Formula. Then, concatenate the fields you want to use in your report. If all your field are in Text datatype , you can use [@field:FieldName1] + ' ' + [@field:FieldName2]  + ' ' + [@field:FieldName2] on your Formula Field. Then, use this formula field as your search criteria, it should look like the attached screenshot. 

I hope that helps.

powersearch.png

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