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2080042 - How to Add Searchable Fields - MDF Objects


  • To define fields that can be used to search for an MDF Object, and make retrieval of MDF Object data easier and quicker, search fields can be set up.
  • These fields can then be used, within the Search Panel in the Manage Generic Objects Page, to search for objects.

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  1. To add searchable fields to an object definition, go to Searchable Fields on the Configure Object Definition form.
  2. Click field name and enter the names of fields and/or association that you wish to make searchable. You use the Name of the Field not the Database Field Name.
  3. Add more fields and associations by hitting Enter after each field name.
  • Here is the Benefit  Enrollment Object as an Example:
  • It is useful to search for Benefit Enrollment by workerId field (This is to be able to search for the Benefit Enrollment Object Using the userID of the employee).
  • These fields can be added to the ‘Searchable Fields’ to the Object Definition via the Make Correction option:

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  • Now when searching in Manage Data, User ID can be used to locate record:


See Also

Implementation the Metadata Framework (MDF) - Searchable Fields


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