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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 3, 2023

Simplify searching an individual Application Group

Searching today follows one of three paths:

  1. Based on ODCriteria values

  2. Based on SQL

  3. Based on an ODNamedQuery

The only provision in ODWek to allow restricting searches to a given Application Group is via ODFolder.setApplGroupForSearchWithSQL().

My proposal:

  1. Provide an additional ODFolder method for setting the Application Group for ODCriteria-based searches

  2. If #1 is not feasible, provide a method for outputting the SQL for a given Application Group search, based on the current ODCriteria values. Then it'd be possible to:

    1. Call setApplGroupForSearchWithSQL

    2. Feed this generated SQL into the search that supports SQL

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Oct 24, 2023

    Thanks so much Neil for the suggestion!

    We hadn't considered that as an option, and as such, I've opened the discussion with our CMOD Admins to get their feedback as to the feasibility of updating our CMOD Folder definitions to include the new optional field.

  • Admin
    NEIL Parrott
    Oct 24, 2023

    Hello Sean,

    In a CMOD Folder – you can define an application group field (which would then be a list of all the application groups in the folder), which then could be used to specify a specific application group for the ODCriteria. Have you tried this approach?


    Neil Parrott

    Senior Product Manager
    IBM Content Services
    IBM Software

    Phone: +1-949-290-9605

  • Guest
    Aug 3, 2023

    This is needed as a result of not being considered.