I somehow hadn’t tried the built-in Search Box element until now. Now that I have, it’s not quite what I expected and I wonder if I’m missing something.
When I search, I get matching entries displayed under the search box, which is great. Now I want to open the result item I click on in another page (or group in my case). The only way I can see to do this is to have a workflow triggered when the search box’s value changes, with an action to display the search box’s value in the group.
This mostly works but there is one issue - when I search but do not click on a result, the workflow is still invoked and the view (group) changes, which would be unexpected to the user. It’s like typing in the google search box, clicking on a blank space and suddenly being taken to the website of the first result.
What I was expecting was to be able to access a click event for Search Box’s result. It seems very limited to me without this, which is why I suspect I must be missing something.
The alternative, of course, is to use a regular input and button, but it would be a pity not to be able to use the Search Box.
How have you been able to use the Search Box effectively in your apps? What am I missing?