Search definitions

Search definitions are defined within a Business Object Editor to allow a business user to find business objects within a tool. The Management Center find area and the utilities view use search definitions to locate objects. A search is performed using search conditions such as object type and keyword.

A search definition is a binding between a search service, a search results view, and an optional Advanced Search panel. A search service is used to specify the URL and its required parameters. The search results view is an instance of wcfObjectGrid. The defined columns display properties of the returned objects. If defined, the Advanced Search panel is displayed as a tab in the Advanced Search dialog. The options collected by the Advanced Search panel are sent to the search service URL.

The wcfSearchDefinition class can only be declared as a direct child node of an instance of wcfBusinessObjectEditor.