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Generic Search

GeoGATE affords powerful search tool in order to grant generic searching options among different layers and various fields. The generic search tool is available in the map as shown below.

The following example elaborates the configuration of generic search ; in which you will configure the generic search to search the Urban master plan layer based on land use classification.

In order to enable generic search to search this layer, you should allow generic search to access the layer (By checking the checkbox shown below). Also, you need to select at least one field for performing the search.

Next choose field/fields that will be searched, in this example “LandUse_English” field will be chosen for search.

Now, configure how the search result will appear on map by clicking on “Generic Search Result Settings” button.

Generic search results setting has two cases:

  • Display the result as configured in identify configuration
  • Showing custom fields for result

In the first case, by checking the first checkbox “Use Data of Layer Identification to Display Results Instead of Fields”, the search results will be listed according to the layer identify configuration (please refer to Layer identify settings section for more information).

Return to map and use generic search to search for a certain land use value “commercial”. Note that the generic is autocomplete, so you only need to type the first three characters (com), and drop-down list will appear for all the values that contain “com”.

Choose the required value and press enter.

The search will find 33 results and will list them in the left panel and preview the data according to layer identify settings as shown below.

If you click on any item in the panel, the map will highlight the associated feature and will zoom to it as shown below; you can change how the feature is highlighted by configuring layer display settings (this section).

In the second case, by unchecking the first checkbox “Use Data of Layer Identification to Display Results Instead of Fields”, and adding custom result fields the search results will be listed according to these fields.

Now choose a field, and assign a display name (alias) for it.

Add another field and assign a display name (alias) for it.

Save the settings.

Return back to map, and search for the same value “Commercial Longitudinal”.

Now, the results will be displayed according to chosen fields and their display names NOT as configured in layer identify settings as shown below.

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