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Search History Options

Open Saved History

  1. From the Advanced Search page, click the Open Saved History button in the Search History table to go to the Open / Manage Saved Searches page.

  2. Open the needed search history file from the host server or from your local workstation.

  3. After you open the search history file, the product takes you to the View History page. Click Run.

  4. Select a new timespan (optional), and then click Continue.

Save History / Create Alert

This feature allows you to save your search queries to a search history file, which you can retrieve and open at a later date.

From the Advanced Search page, click the Save History / Create Alert button in the Search History table to go to the Save Search History page where you can save your work to the host server or to your local workstation.

You can save up to 20 search queries from the Search History table. A search history contains the search query and the selected limits (for example, Language=English) for each search query. It does not contain the timespan selection.

Delete Sets

  • Select the check box in the Delete Sets column of the unwanted search query, and then click Delete.


  • Click the Select All button to select all search queries, and then click Delete.

Dependent Sets: After you click Delete, the product checks for dependent sets. Selected sets that are not referenced in other sets are deleted. If, however, a set is referenced in a set that is not selected for deletion, the product returns the following error message.

At least one of the sets you have selected to delete is referenced in a set combination. We have marked the affected set combinations for you. Please verify the checkmarks and click DELETE to remove the sets.

In this instance, the product marks the Delete Sets check box of both the original set marked for deletion and the referenced set. You can either delete both sets or neither set.

Example: You create a set combination (set #3) that includes sets #1 and #2. You cannot delete set #1 because set #3 (the referenced set) is dependent on set #1. You can, however, delete both sets #1 and #3.


Do not try to open a saved history file by selecting Open from the File menu on your Web browser or by double-clicking the file from Microsoft® Explorer. These two procedures will not work.

Always open a saved search history by selecting Open Saved History from the Advanced Search or Search History page.

You can also open a saved search history by selecting My Saved Searches from the menu at the top of a page.

This help page last modified 5/29/2008