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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Product Master
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 3, 2016

Allow rich searches with only category criteria

Product: MDMCE 11.5.0 - standard UI for rich search

The current user interface in v11.5 does not allow to execute searches that don't specify attribute conditions, e.g. it displays a popup window with message "You must enter at least one valid search criteria" when trying to execute a search with only a cateogory condition (see screenshot), even if the search would retrieve only very few items. The UI should allow searches with only categoy-conditions or at least make it configurable if such types of searches should be allowed, allowed with warning, or not allowed.
  • Admin
    Rohit Swarup
    Mar 29, 2020

    Old request, not relevant any more.

    Please use new Business UI for better experience. This can be easily achieved using Explorer.