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Basic Search

The basic search function searches the fields listed below. Advanced Search functions differently.


  • Name
  • SKU
  • Manufacturer's Part number
  • Description


  • Name
Search can be used on your site 2 ways: 

You can embed the basic search control into your skin wherever you would like the search box to appear, such as: 

<aspdnsf:Search ID="ctrlSearch" runat="server" CssClass="search" SearchButtonCaption="Go"
SearchCaption="<%$ Tokens: StringResource, common.cs.82 %>"
SearchTextMinLength="<%$ Tokens:AppConfigUSInt, MinSearchStringLength %>"
SearchTextMinLengthInvalidErrorMessage="<%$ Tokens: StringResource, search.aspx.2 %>"
ValidateInputLength="true" ShowValidationMessageBox="true" ShowValidationSummary="false" />

Basic Search Page Link: 
You can link directly to the /search.aspx page from within the Topic: Template.TopNavigation 

Additional Notes: 
SettingSearchDescriptionsByDefault allows the search to include product descriptions as well. 

You can use an XmlPackage based display for the Basic Search (and the Advanced Search), selectable with the Settings: XmlPackage.SearchPage and XmlPackage.SearchAdvPage 

It is recommended that Full Text Search not be enabled in order for the Basic Search to operate effectively. You may want to experiment with FTS enabled/disabled to determine your preferred behavior.

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