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Another way to search multiple fields for one value



Caspio has posted a way to search multiple fields for one value. Here is another way.

In “Search and Report Wizard - Configure Search Fields,” Include the fields and change the Logic of the search so that a match in any of the multiple fields returns a record.


Now add into the header of that search form a Virtual Field (here named “correspondent”) and include Javascript in the header that copies the value of the Virtual FIeld into the form elements.

document.addEventListener('DataPageReady', function (event) {
       const whoFrom = document.getElementById('Value10_1');
       const whoTo   = document.getElementById('Value11_1');

       const correspondent = document.getElementById('cbParamVirtual1');
       correspondent.addEventListener('change', setValues);
       function setValues(){
           whoTo.value = correspondent.value;
           whoFrom.value = correspondent.value;

Then use CSS to hide the non-Virtual fields whose values are being set with the Javascript.

div[class^="cbFormNestedTableContainer cbFormBlock11"] > div[class^="cbFormBlock12"], 
div[class^="cbFormNestedTableContainer cbFormBlock11"] > div[class^="cbFormBlock13"] {

In my case searching on the value of the Correspondent field returns record where the From or the To fields match the Correspondent criteria.


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