Instant searches are performed from the
Instant Search field located in the upper right-hand corner of the Main Form
and allow you to search for alpha, numeric, or alphanumeric information.
the search term is entered, click the magnifying glass icon located next to the
Instant Search field to initiate the search. The results matching your criteria
clicked, the drop-down arrow next to the Instant Search field displays four
The Advanced Search allows
you to place a descriptor on your search, for example, Contains, Equal to,
start date, end start, etc.
the double drop-down arrow next to the magnifying glass.
Advanced Search field opens displaying search fields corresponding to the
to each search field is a search criteria descriptor such as Contains, Equal
to, Contains etc. This descriptor tells the system how to look for the
information within the fields. A different descriptor can be selected by
clicking the field’s descriptor button.
the new descriptor and type the search criteria into the field. Press Enter.
Results matching your search criteria display.
Last Search – When
you click on this link, CAIRS performs your previous search and displays the
Choosing a Band to Search –
When searching the Primary Band, you are only searching the highest level of
the tree. If you have only a Primary Band you will never be able to uncheck
that band as the check boxes are more like radio buttons, where one must always
Where you will see more than one band within
Band to Search is on a screen where data can be expanded. In that case you will see additional bands
corresponding to the number of levels of expanded data. Band 2, includes the
fields underneath the Primary Band while Band 3 includes the fields underneath
To search the fields within a secondary Band
(Band 2, 3, 4, etc.) click to checkmark the desired Band within the Band to
My Recent Searches –
Displays recent searches. Keep in mind; this only displays your searches.
Other Recent Searches –
Displays the recent searches from all users.