I have a couple interfaces I use for work, and often need to be able to find information quickly while I’m on the phone with a citizen. I found it cumbersome to have to search several fields, one at a time, to find what I was looking for. So I created an “Omnibox” field for searching.
The first thing I did was identify the fields I was searching the most, or would likely search in the future. I created a new field called “Omnibox”, made it a formula, and concatenated all the fields I wanted to search, with a space between each one.
Next, I added a filter to my interface. I connected it to the grid, and set the Data filter to show records where ‘“Omnibox” contains “________”’
Hit publish, and Viola! I can search the entire grid for whatever I need.
In this particular use case, I’m searching for plow and salt requests from citizens. This helps me verify a request exists, helps identify potential duplicates, and I quickly can check by address, issue, who was dispatched, who took the call, what route the request is in, etc.
You’re limited by your imagination here. Hope it helps someone.