Advanced Search Algorithm Options

LoMag software allows you to configure the quick search options that are found in most windows. To do this, open the settings panel by clicking on its icon and then switch towards the last tab named General.

In the selected window, we can choose settings as the quick search algorithm function. We can choose from the options marked on the screenshot below, which will be described in detail in this manual. You must select at least one option from items 1-6. The software user can choose a pair of options for the algorithm functions.

All examples will be shown by considering the example of the item's catalogue, however, the quick searches option occurs in many other places of the LoMag warehouse program, e.g. a list of invoice, loan or customer documents.

1. The Column with the Name Starts with the Search Text

Choosing option number one from the search algorithm, the LoMag software will search only after the name (goods, customer etc.) column of the items that start with the indicated phrase.

By entering the letter 'A' in the quick search window, you will see 'Ananas', 'Apple', 'Aluminium', as all goods start with the letter 'A'. By entering 'AL' you will see the Aluminium item - which is the only one that meets the search criteria matching with the first two characters.

2. Any Column in the Table Begins with the Search Text

When choosing the second search algorithm option, the software will search for the searched phrase in all visible columns in a given window. It should be noted that, as in option one, the column must start with the characters being searched for. By entering the 'w' value, the program searches all columns and selects goods for us - this is a result of the fact that they belong to the group of vegetables and products that we have searched for the character at the beginning of the column.

3. Any Column in the Table Begins with any Subwords of the Search Text

This option allows you to search for the initial phrase by several columns at the same time. The minimum value to enter is two subwords. In the example below, we've entered a fragment of 'P kg' in the search window - this resulted in the display of multiple goods. Both of them contain the letter P at the beginning of the name, while in the unit column, the unit is selected for the search item.

It is possible to concise the search field width by giving the start name of the next column. In the screenshot below, adding the letter 'v' to the previously defined phrase resulted in displaying one product that belongs from the vegetable group.

As you can see by entering the above letter the pear product is removed from the item list.

4. The Column with the Name Contains the Search Text

By choosing the above options, the LoMag warehouse program will search for results only after the column with the name and the values searched by us must be included in this name, it does not matter whether it will be at the beginning, at the end or in the middle of the text. By entering the value "s" in the search window, a list of multiple items will be appeared, which contain the letter 's' in their names. Samsung Galaxy S6 from RTV group, Ananas from fruit group, transport from service and a list of potatoes from vegetable group.

The longer the string - the more it is easy for you to search the items. In the following example, we introduced the value 'sa', which limits the list of items from nine goods to one.

5. Any Visible Column in the Table Contains the Search Text

The fifth position of the algorithm settings works in a similar way as in the previous example, that is enabling the software to search for the entered phrase in all the visible columns in a given window without looking for the place in which the text is located. By entering 'at' in the search window, six results were displayed. Single Phase Aggregate - because it has the letter 'at' in its name. The other selection includes the list of potato from vegetable group.

6. Searching for Number Sequences such as Tax Identification Number, Phone Number

The six number point in the search algorithm options is an additional option. It can be combined with others, e.g. by choosing a column with a name that begins with the search text (item # 1). This will result in the search already known by the column with the name, but in addition, we will be able to search columns containing strings (phone number, tax ID, item price, and value). In the following example, we have introduced a value of '70' - resulted in a search of goods that have a suggested purchase price value of 70.