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As you probably know, you can save searches as shortcuts to make it easy for the users to find data. But did you know that there is a possibility to use data from a selected record in a list-panel as input to the search query? This way the user doesn´t have to know about field names and how to change search queries and can just select a line that contains the values the user wants to search for, and click on the link.

In the example below I look at the stock balance overview (MWS060), and I want to be able to find other records with the same status and warehouse as the line I have selected.

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Picture 1: I have selected a record with status under inspection, for warehouse W06

If I use the following search query IES will look for all records with warehouse W06, and status 1, under inspection:

STAS:<STAS> WHLO:<WHLO>

Since I have saved this search as a shortcut I only need to click on the shortcut Status/Warehouse to perform the search.

IES_2Picture 2: IES has given me all records with status 1 and warehouse W06

If I want the list to be sorted in a certain way, I can add “SortBy” followed by the column I want to sort by. In my example I want to sort by item number, and that is done with this query:

STAS:<STAS> WHLO:<WHLO> SortBy:ITNO

Again, I have saved this query as a shortcut, and the number of hits is of course the same, but the list is sorted by item number.

IES_3Picture 3: The list is sorted by item number

This functionality can be used in all list programs where IES is activated, and I think you will find many places where this type of links can be very useful!

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