Add a Search Element to a Page | Zoho Creator Help

Add search element

  1. Refer to this page to learn about the Search element in pages
  2. When you use different field types while setting the criteria to filter the report, you'll still be able to add the filter. The search results will not display any data in such cases. We're working towards handling the different fields filter criteria at the setting stage itself.
  1. Edit your app.
  2. Open the builder of the required page.
  3. Click  Search  on the left, then drag and drop the required template to your page.

  4. Configure the search element in the  Search Configuration  pane so as to:

To show the search results in a report

  1. Select  Report  in the  Properties  tab on the right, then select the required report:

  2. Set the required criteria to filter the report, then click  Done . Fields displayed by the report can only be filtered using the search input, which is denoted by  input.searchString :

  3. Select the required value from the  Open in  dropdown. This defines the window in which the selected report will be displayed when user clicks or taps the button in the search element.
  4. Set the  Default value  (optional). This is the value that will appear in the search bar by default.
  5. Set the  Placeholder  text. It's   "Enter value" by default. This is the value that will appear in the search bar until the user enters an input in it.

To show the search results in a page

  1. Select  Page  in the  Properties  tab on the right, then select the required page:

  2. Map the search input, denoted by  input.searchString , with a parameter in the selected page.
  3. Select the required value from the  Open in  dropdown. This defines the window in which the selected page will be displayed when user clicks or taps the button in the search element.
  4. Set the  Default value  (optional). This is the value that will appear in the search bar by default.
  5. Set the  Placeholder  text. It's   "Enter value" by default. This is the value that will appear in the search bar until the user enters an input in it.



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