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Search Results Layout Properties

Similar to the Search Form Element, the Search Results Element does not contain Element data - clicking the Edit Item icon invokes the Layout Properties dialog. You can also open this dialog by choosing the Layout Properties menu option after clicking the Element Properties icon, or by clicking anywhere within the represented data.

The Search Results Layout Properties dialog presents the following options.

Accept default layout options, or modify the following:


The dialog presents thumbnail representations of eight predefined layouts for search results. The current selection is highlighted as shown above for the default layout Numbered list with summary.

Select a "factory" layout or create your own by choosing Custom via parameters to customize a layout using Search Results Custom Layout Properties.

Order Results By

Sets the display order for results. Options are:

Results per Page

Sets the number of results returned per page. You can display 10, 20, 50, or 100 results per page.

Select All to display results without paging (this sets results to 50,000).

Line Breaks Between List Items

Sets the number of lines between result items. Defaults to one line.

Restrict Results

Options for filtering the display of matches:

Prompt Strings

You can optionally customize label text for eight categories returned in search results. By default, CommonSpot displays the following:

Accept default labels or change them by entering new text in one or more of the Current Label fields.


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