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Search Fields and Search Results

On another part of the search screen, you select fields that an administrator can use in a search query and fields to display in search results.

Select the fields that a user can search on

Select the fields that an administrator can use to create a search query.

To add additional fields, select the fields in the list box below the search fields table.

After you select the fields, you can change the order in which they appear by using the up and down arrow icons to the right of the field.

Note: If you do not specify fields that an administrator can search on, CA IdentityMinder starts the search automatically.

Select the fields that appear in the search results

Select the fields that CA IdentityMinder displays in the search results. You can select fields that are not available in the search query.

To add additional fields, select the fields in the list box below the search fields table.

Style

When you select a field to display in the search results, you can select one of the following style options:

  • Boolean Display Name

    Displays the name of the field for all results that are true. For example, if you enter Enabled as the name of the attribute that indicates a user’s account status, "Enabled" would appear in the search results for all active user accounts.

  • Checkmark

    Displays the value as a selected check mark, based on the value of the attribute. For example, if you select the check mark style to represent the Enabled/Disabled state of user accounts, CA IdentityMinder displays a selected check mark for all active accounts.

  • Multi-Value String

    Displays the values in a multi-value attribute on separate lines. The values are listed alphabetically.

  • Read-Only Checkbox

    Displays the value as a read only checkbox.

  • String

    Displays the value as a text string.

  • Task

    Adds a task list to a field. Users click an arrow icon to see a list of tasks that they can perform on the object associated with the search field. For example, if you add a task list to a Last Name field in the search results, users can click on the arrow icon in that field to see a list of tasks they can perform on the user they select.

    This setting can also be used to make an attribute value appear as a link to a task.

    If you select the Task style, a right arrow icon appears next to the Style column. Click the arrow to open a Field Properties dialog. Use this dialog to configure a task list.

  • Task List

    Adds additional tasks that users can perform on objects in search and list screens. For example, you can configure the search screen in the Modify User task to enable users to perform a task, such as disabling a user, from the list of users returned by the search.

    When you select this option, you determine whether users access the task by clicking an icon, or a text link.

  • Task Menu

    Adds additional tasks (similar to the Task List style) as pop-up menu items.

    When you select this option, an Action button appears next to each object in a search or list screen. Users click the Action button to see the list of tasks they can perform for that object.

Note: To see the Task List and Task Menu style options, select (Separator) when you add a field to the search results table. For more information about adding additional tasks to search and list screens, see the User Console Design Guide.

Sortable

Select this checkbox to allow administrators to sort search results by a field or fields.

Set the default sort order for the search results

Specifies the order in which search results are displayed. Search results are sorted initially by the first field in the list and then by each additional field in the order in which they appear. Select the Descending checkbox to sort the results in descending order.

Select objects with changes to field name

Specifies that objects in which the specified field has changed are selected when the user clicks the Select button.

Return N results per page

Select the number of results to display per page. When search results exceed the number you specify, CA IdentityMinder displays a link to each page of results.