Search History Table
The Search History table appears at the bottom of the Advanced Search and Search History pages for all product databases. Whenever you perform a search, the results of your search display in the Search History table.
When performing an All Databases search, the Search History table appears at the bottom of the Search History page.
What Does the Search History Table Display?
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.
Displays the total number of results retrieved, along with a link that takes you to the Results page.
Search History Details Column
Displays field tags, search terms, timespan, and other information in the Search History table.
The phrase "Refined by" will appear before each set that you create using the Search within Results, Refine Results, and Analyze Results options.
The search sets are listed in the Search History table in reverse numerical order - the most recently created set is at the top of the table.
To combine two or more sets:
Set Combination Examples
#1 AND #2
Finds all records that appear in both set #1 and set #2.
#2 OR #3
Finds all records that are in set #2 and all records that are in set #3, including records common to both sets.
#1 AND #2 AND #4 AND #6
Finds all records that are common to all sets (#1, #2, #4, and #6).
Save History / Create Alert
This feature allows you to save your search queries to a search history file that you can retrieve and open at a later date.
From the Search History page, click the Save History / Create Alert button that displays 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 40 search sets from the Search History table. A search history contains the search query and the selected limits for each search query. For example:
See Save Search History for more information about this feature.
Open Saved History
From the Search History or Advanced Search page:
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.
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 1: 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.
Example 2: You create a set (set #2) by using the Refine Results option from the Results page. You cannot delete this set because it is dependent upon the original parent set (set #1). You can, however, delete both sets.
Saving Search Queries
You can save up to 40 search sets from the Search History table. If the table contains more than 40 sets, then a message appears above the 40th row indicating that the sets below this point can be saved, but those at row 41 and above cannot be saved.
Combining Sets from ...
You are able to combine search sets created from any of the following functions within the product database.