I’m creating a search-based detail view.
Up top, I have:
Person to view: [control button to select from list of people]
This lets me to start to type a person’s name, then select from a drop-down list.
Then, below that, a table filtered to show just the person or people who matches that control.
However, this allows me to do only a full text search.
Instead of a Control to choose from a list, I’d like to be able to have a control that just lets me enter text.
That way, say, if I type “Mary” I’ll get a table filtered to show just the people with “Mary” in their name.
Right now, the workaround is to replace the control with a new table, one that just holds the “Selected Name” choice.
Also, the table updates automatically when I input new control data, but it doesn’t automatically go to the first record found. Instead, it continues to show the previously chosen row, but just adds the new finds to the selection.
Is there a way to refresh the table? Even hitting the refresh button in the browser tab doesn’t work. It still shows the previously chosen row in addition to the newly found rows.
I thought of having a button to switch to another view, then a button to go back to the first view, and do one after the other, but it seems to stop executing buttons after hitting the first hyperlink.
I understand that the current detail view has built-in search functionality, but this is for those cases where the built-in function isn’t enough.