TWiki Formatted Search

Inline search feature allows flexible formatting of search result

The default output format of a %SEARCH{...}% is a table consisting of topic names and topic summaries. Use the format="..." parameter to customize the search result. The format parameter typically defines a bullet or a table row containing variables, such as %SEARCH{ "food" format="| $topic | $summary |" }%. See %SEARCH{...}% for other search parameters, such as separator="".

Syntax

Three parameters can be used to customize a search result:

1. header="..." parameter

Use the header parameter to specify the header of a search result. It should correspond to the format of the format parameter. This parameter is optional.
Example: header="| *Topic:* | *Summary:* |"

Variables that can be used in the header string:

Name: Expands To:
$web Name of the web
$n or $n() New line. Use $n() if followed by alphanumeric character, e.g. write Foo$n()Bar instead of Foo$nBar
$nop or $nop() Is a "no operation". This variable gets removed; useful for nested search
$quot or \" Double quote (")
$percnt Percent sign (%)
$dollar Dollar sign ($)
$lt Less than sign (<)
$gt Greater than sign (>)

2. format="..." parameter

Use the format parameter to specify the format of one search hit.
Example: format="| $topic | $summary |"

Variables that can be used in the format string:

Name: Expands To:
$web Name of the web
$topic Topic name
$topic(20) Topic name, "- " hyphenated each 20 characters
$topic(30, -<br />) Topic name, hyphenated each 30 characters with separator "-<br />"
$topic(40, ...) Topic name, shortened to 40 characters with "..." indication
$parent Name of parent topic; empty if not set
$parent(20) Name of parent topic, same hyphenation/shortening like $topic()
$text Formatted topic text. In case of a multiple="on" search, it is the line found for each search hit.
$locked LOCKED flag (if any)
$date Time stamp of last topic update, e.g. 20 Oct 2019 - 14:00
$isodate Time stamp of last topic update, e.g. 2019-10-20T14:00Z
$rev Number of last topic revision, e.g. 4
$username Login name of last topic update, e.g. jsmith
$wikiname Wiki user name of last topic update, e.g. JohnSmith
$wikiusername Wiki user name of last topic update, like Main.JohnSmith
$createdate Time stamp of topic revision 1
$createusername Login name of topic revision 1, e.g. jsmith
$createwikiname Wiki user name of topic revision 1, e.g. JohnSmith
$createwikiusername Wiki user name of topic revision 1, e.g. Main.JohnSmith
$summary Topic summary, just the plain text, all TWiki variables, formatting and line breaks removed; up to 162 characters
$summary(50) Topic summary, up to 50 characters shown
$summary(showvarnames) Topic summary, with %ALLTWIKI{...}% variables shown as ALLTWIKI{...}
$summary(expandvar) Topic summary, with %ALLTWIKI{...}% variables expanded
$summary(noheader) Topic summary, with leading ---+ headers removed
Note: The tokens can be combined, for example $summary(100, showvarnames, noheader)
$changes Summary of changes between latest rev and previous rev
$changes(n) Summary of changes between latest rev and rev n
$formname The name of the form attached to the topic; empty if none
$formfield(name) The field value of a form field; for example, $formfield(TopicClassification) would get expanded to PublicFAQ. This applies only to topics that have a TWikiForm
$formfield(name, 10) Form field value, "- " hyphenated each 10 characters
$formfield(name, 20, -<br />) Form field value, hyphenated each 20 characters with separator "-<br />"
$formfield(name, 30, ...) Form field value, shortened to 30 characters with "..." indication
$query(query-syntax) Access topic meta data using SQL-like QuerySearch syntax. Example:
$query(attachments.arraysize) returns the number of files attached to the current topic
$query(attachments[name~'*.gif'].size) returns an array with size of all .gif attachments, such as 848, 1425, 923
$query(parent.name) is equivalent to $parent
$pattern(reg-exp) A regular expression pattern to extract some text from a topic (does not search meta data; use $formfield instead). In case of a multiple="on" search, the pattern is applied to the line found in each search hit.
• Specify a RegularExpression that covers the whole text (topic or line), which typically starts with .*, and must end in .*
• Put text you want to keep in parenthesis, like $pattern(.*?(from here.*?to here).*)
• Example: $pattern(.*?\*.*?Email\:\s*([^\n\r]+).*) extracts the e-mail address from a bullet of format * Email: ...
• This example has non-greedy .*? patterns to scan for the first occurance of the Email bullet; use greedy .* patterns to scan for the last occurance
• Limitation: Do not use .*) inside the pattern, e.g. $pattern(.*foo(.*)bar.*) does not work, but $pattern(.*foo(.*?)bar.*) does
• Note: Make sure that the integrity of a web page is not compromised; for example, if you include an HTML table make sure to include everything including the table end tag
$count(reg-exp) Count of number of times a regular expression pattern appears in the text of a topic (does not search meta data). Follows guidelines for use and limitations outlined above under $pattern(reg-exp). Example: $count(.*?(---[+][+][+][+]) .*) counts the number of <H4> headers in a page.
$ntopics Number of topics found in current web. This is the current topic count, not the total number of topics
$nhits Number of hits if multiple="on". Cumulative across all topics in current web. Identical to $ntopics unless multiple="on"
$n or $n() New line. Use $n() if followed by alphanumeric character, e.g. write Foo$n()Bar instead of Foo$nBar
$nop or $nop() Is a "no operation". This variable gets removed; useful for nested search
$quot or \" Double quote (")
$percnt Percent sign (%)
$dollar Dollar sign ($)
$lt Less than sign (<)
$gt Greater than sign (>)

3. footer="..." parameter

Use the footer parameter to specify the footer of a search result. It should correspond to the format of the format parameter. This parameter is optional.
Example: footer="| *Topic* | *Summary* |"

Variables that can be used in the footer string:

Name: Expands To:
$web Name of the web
$ntopics Number of topics found in current web
$nhits Number of hits if multiple="on". Cumulative across all topics in current web. Identical to $ntopics unless multiple="on"
$n or $n() New line. Use $n() if followed by alphanumeric character, e.g. write Foo$n()Bar instead of Foo$nBar
$nop or $nop() Is a "no operation". This variable gets removed; useful for nested search
$quot or \" Double quote (")
$percnt Percent sign (%)
$dollar Dollar sign ($)
$lt Less than sign (<)
$gt Greater than sign (>)

Evaluation order of variables

By default, variables embedded in the format parameter of %SEARCH{}% are evaluated once before the search. This is OK for variables that do not change, such as %SCRIPTURLPATH%. Variables that should be evaluated once per search hit must be escaped. For example, to escape a conditional:
    %IF{ "..." then="..." else="..." }%
write this:
    format="$percntIF{ \"...\" then=\"...\" else=\"...\" }$percnt"

Examples

Here are some samples of formatted searches. The SearchPatternCookbook has other examples, such as creating a picklist of usernames, searching for topic children and more.

Bullet list showing topic name and summary

Write this:

%SEARCH{ "FAQ" scope="topic" nosearch="on" nototal="on" header="   * *Topic: Summary:*" format="   * [[$topic]]: $summary"  footer="   * *Topic: Summary*"  }%

To get this:

  • Topic: Summary:
  • TWikiFAQ: Frequently Asked Questions About TWiki This is a real FAQ, and also a demo of an easily implemented knowledge base solution. To see how it`s done, view the source ...
  • TWikiFaqTemplate: FAQ: Answer: Back to: TWikiFAQ
  • TextFormattingFAQ: Text Formatting FAQ This topics lists frequently asked questions on text formatting. Text formatting applies to people who edit TWiki pages in raw edit mode. TextFormattingRules ...
  • Topic: Summary

Table showing form field values of topics with a form

In a web where there is a form that contains a TopicClassification field, an OperatingSystem field and an OsVersion field we could write:

| *Topic:* | *OperatingSystem:* | *OsVersion:* |
%SEARCH{ "[T]opicClassification.*?value=\"[P]ublicFAQ\"" scope="text" type="regex" nosearch="on" nototal="on" format="| [[$topic]] | $formfield(OperatingSystem) | $formfield(OsVersion) |" }%

To get this:

Topic: OperatingSystem OsVersion
IncorrectDllVersionW32PTH10DLL OsWin 95/98
WinDoze95Crash OsWin 95

Extract some text from a topic using regular expression

Write this:

%SEARCH{ "__Back to\:__ TWikiFAQ" scope="text" type="regex" nosearch="on" nototal="on" header="TWiki FAQs:" format="   * $pattern(.*?FAQ\:[\n\r]*([^\n\r]+).*) [[$topic][Answer...]]" }%

To get this:

TWiki FAQs:

  • How can I create a simple TWiki Forms based application? Answer...
  • How do I delete or rename a topic? Answer...
  • How do I delete or rename a file attachment? Answer...
  • Why does the topic revision not increase when I edit a topic? Answer...
  • TWiki is distributed under the GPL (GNU General Public License). What is GPL? Answer...
  • I've problems with the WebSearch. There is no Search Result on any inquiry. By clicking the Index topic it's the same problem. Answer...
  • What happens if two of us try to edit the same topic simultaneously? Answer...
  • I would like to install TWiki on my server. Can I get the source? Answer...
  • What does the "T" in TWiki stand for? Answer...
  • So what is this WikiWiki thing exactly? Answer...
  • Everybody can edit any page, this is scary. Doesn't that lead to chaos? Answer...

Nested Search

Search can be nested. For example, search for some topics, then form a new search for each topic found in the first search. The idea is to build the nested search string using a formatted search in the first search.

Here is an example. Let's search for all topics that contain the word "culture" (first search), and let's find out where each topic found is linked from (second search).

  • First search:
    • %SEARCH{ "culture" format="   * $topic is referenced by: (list all references)" nosearch="on" nototal="on" }%
  • Second search. For each hit we want this search:
    • %SEARCH{ "(topic found in first search)" format="$topic" nosearch="on" nototal="on" separator=", " }%
  • Now let's nest the two. We need to escape the second search, e.g. the first search will build a valid second search string. Note that we escape the second search so that it does not get evaluated prematurely by the first search:
    • Use $percnt to escape the leading percent of the second search
    • Use \" to escape the double quotes
    • Use $dollar to escape the $ of $topic
    • Use $nop to escape the }% sequence

Write this:

%SEARCH{ "culture" format="   * $topic is referenced by:$n      * $percntSEARCH{ \"$topic\" format=\"$dollartopic\" nosearch=\"on\" nototal=\"on\" separator=\", \" }$nop%" nosearch="on" nototal="on" }%

To get this:

Note: Nested search can be slow, especially if you nest more then 3 times. Nesting is limited to 16 levels. For each new nesting level you need to "escape the escapes", e.g. write $dollarpercntSEARCH{ for level three, $dollardollarpercntSEARCH{ for level four, etc.

Most recently changed pages

Write this:

%SEARCH{ "\.*" scope="topic" type="regex" nosearch="on" nototal="on" order="modified" reverse="on"  format="| [[$topic]] | $wikiusername  | $date |" limit="7" }%

To get this:

TWikiPreferences PhilSchroeder 2018-11-10 - 23:06
TWikiReleaseNotes05x01 PhilSchroeder 2017-07-26 - 19:21
TWikiReleaseNotes04x02 PhilSchroeder 2017-07-26 - 19:21
TWikiReleaseNotes04x01 PhilSchroeder 2017-07-26 - 19:21
TWikiReleaseNotes04x00 PhilSchroeder 2017-07-26 - 19:21
WebTopicCreator MattJonkman 2013-05-10 - 16:52
TWikiHistory MattJonkman 2013-05-10 - 16:52

Search with conditional output

A regular expression search is flexible, but there are limitations. For example, you cannot show all topics that are up to exactly one week old, or create a report that shows all records with invalid form fields or fields within a certain range, etc. You need some additional logic to format output based on a condition:

  1. Specify a search which returns more hits then you need
  2. For each search hit apply a spreadsheet formula to determine if the hit is needed
  3. If needed, format and output the result
  4. Else supress the search hit

This requires the TWiki:Plugins.SpreadSheetPlugin. The following example shows all topics in the Main web that have been updated in the last 7 days.

Write this:

%CALC{$SET(weekold, $TIMEADD($TIME(), -7, day))}%
%SEARCH{ "." scope="topic" type="regex" web="Main" nonoise="on" order="modified" reverse="on" format="$percntCALC{$IF($TIME($date) < $GET(weekold), <nop>, | [[$web.$topic][$topic]] | $wikiusername | $date | $rev |)}$percnt" limit="100" }%

  • The first line sets the weekold variable to the serialized date of exactly one week ago
  • The SEARCH has a deferred CALC. The $percnt makes sure that the CALC gets executed once for each search hit
  • The CALC compares the date of the topic with the weekold date
  • If topic is older, a <nop> is returned, which gets removed at the end of the TWiki rendering process
  • Otherwise, the search hit is formatted and returned

To get this:

2028878 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028877 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028876 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028875 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028874 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028873 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028872 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028871 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028870 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028869 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028868 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028867 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028866 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028865 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2025518 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028864 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028863 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028862 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028861 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028860 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028859 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028858 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
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2028856 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028855 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
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2028853 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
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2028844 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028843 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028842 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2028841 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
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2028839 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
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2028651 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2027389 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020579 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020578 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020471 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020433 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020373 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020346 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020344 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020308 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020299 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020076 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020064 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2019951 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2019946 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2019898 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2019502 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2019162 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2018546 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2018508 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2018381 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2018071 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2017937 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2017617 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2016819 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2016638 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2016355 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2016212 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2016014 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2015021 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2015020 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2014579 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2014576 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2014359 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2013959 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2013947 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2013946 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2013718 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2013511 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2013510 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2013503 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2013492 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2012802 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2012384 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2028833 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2028827 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2020298 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2019961 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2019827 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2019498 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2019199 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2019198 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2019197 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2018782 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1

The condition can be anything you like. To restrict search based on a date range it is easier to use the date="" parameter as shown in the next example.

Restrict search based on a date range

A search can be restricted based on a date range. The following example is identical to the previous one, showing all topics in the Main web that have been updated in the last 7 days.

Write this:

%SEARCH{ "." scope="topic" type="regex" web="Main" nonoise="on" order="modified" reverse="on" format="| [[$web.$topic][$topic]] | $wikiusername | $date | $rev |" limit="100" date="P1w/$today" }%

To get this:

2028878 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028877 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028876 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028875 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028874 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028873 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028872 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028871 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028870 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028869 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028868 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028867 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028866 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028865 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2025518 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 23:55 1
2028864 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028863 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028862 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028861 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028860 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028859 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028858 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028857 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028856 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028855 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028854 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028853 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028852 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028851 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
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2028848 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028847 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028846 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028845 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028844 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028843 TWikiGuest 2019-10-18 - 00:10 1
2028842 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2028841 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2028840 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2028839 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2028838 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
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2028836 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
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2028834 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2028651 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2027389 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020579 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020578 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020471 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020433 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020373 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020346 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020344 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020308 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2020299 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
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2020064 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2019951 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2019946 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2019898 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2019502 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2019162 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2018546 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2018508 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2018381 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2018071 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2017937 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2017617 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2016819 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2016638 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2016355 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2016212 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2016014 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2015021 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2015020 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2014579 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2014576 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
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2013718 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2013511 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2013510 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2013503 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2013492 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2012802 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2012384 TWikiGuest 2019-10-16 - 22:59 1
2028833 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2028827 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2020298 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2019961 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2019827 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2019498 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2019199 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2019198 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2019197 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1
2018782 TWikiGuest 2019-10-15 - 23:25 1

Embedding search forms to return a formatted result

Use an HTML form and an embedded formatted search on the same topic. You can link them together with an %URLPARAM{"..."}% variable. Example:

Write this:

<form action="%SCRIPTURLPATH{"view"}%/%WEB%/%TOPIC%">
Find Topics: 
<input type="text" name="q" size="32" value="%URLPARAM{"q" encode="entity"}%" />&nbsp;<input type="submit" class="twikiSubmit" value="Search" />
</form>
Result:
%SEARCH{ search="%URLPARAM{"q" encode="quote"}%" type="keyword" format="   * $web.$topic: %BR% $summary" nosearch="on" }%

To get this:

Find Topics:  
Result:

Related Topics: UserDocumentationCategory, SearchHelp, VarSEARCH, SearchPatternCookbook, RegularExpression, QuerySearch

-- Contributors: TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny, TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie, TWiki:Main.SopanShewale

Topic revision: r24 - 2012-04-18 - TWikiContributor
 
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