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Search History Table

The Search History table appears at the bottom of the Advanced Search and Search History pages. Whenever you perform a search, the results of your search appear in the table.

What Does the Search History Table Display?

Combine Sets Column

Displays the number of the search set (#1, #2, #3, etc.). Search sets are listed in reverse chronological order with the most recent search set at the top of the table.

Green Highlighted Sets: You do not have to edit your saved search histories and alerts created in an earlier version of the product. They will continue to run as you originally entered them. You can identify earlier search queries because they are highlighted in green. All new search queries, however, are governed by our new Topic and Title search rules and they are not highlighted.

For more information about our search rules, see Phrase Searching.

Gold Highlighted Sets: These are new sets created in the current version of the product. They reference sets created from an earlier version of the product in which the product found more than 100,000 records. The record count of the new set, however, may not be accurate. We suggest that you do not combine sets created in an earlier version if the set contains more than 100,000 records. Instead, recreate new set combinations to get an accurate count.

Results Column

Displays the total number of results retrieved, along with a link that takes you to the Results page.

Search History Details Column

Displays the following information for each search query:

  • Field tags
  • Search terms
  • Document types
  • Languages
  • Database
  • Timespan

Available Options

From the Search History table, you can:

  • Combine search sets.
  • Save your queries to a search history file;
  • Open a previously saved search history file; and
  • Delete search sets.

Saving Search Queries

You can save up to 20 search queries from the Search History table. If the table contains more than 20 queries, then a message will appear above the 20th row indicating that the sets below this point can be saved, but those at row 21 and above cannot be saved.


This help page last modified 5/29/2008