3.6. Products Search
Your staff has better things to do than to sit around and spend lots of time searching for products at one or multiple stores to handle them. That is why we have supplied Store Manager with quick, easy and flexible search forms. If you type a few letters of Product's name or model in "Text to Search" field, the Manager will show you a list of products that match your request. You may wish to specify a smaller number of rows to display results, which speeds up the search. Unless the product you're looking for is listed in the search results, please specify the greater number of rows and Click 'Force Refresh' button. If you double click on any product in the search results, Store Manager will take you to its category page and highlight searched product in the product list.
To perform products "Search" you can use products toolbar or use the context menu.
You can perform Product Search by product name or product model.
Text to Search field - type a few letters of product's name or model and press "Find" button to see a list of products that match your request.
Any word - Search for products which contain any of the typed words.
All the words - Search for products which contain each of typed word ( words may be in random positions inside one field).
Exact phrase - Search for products which contain typed phrase ( words must be together in exact order as it is typed in one field).
Exact match - enable this option if you wish to see the list of products with exactly the same name/model.
Immediate search - when enabled, helps you to see a list of products that match your request while you're typing letters without pressing "Find" button.
Store Manager shows a list of products that match your request at the "Results" pane.
Use the following guidance to get more information how to organize products searching in Store Manager for VirtueMart: