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Interpretation of search specification

 
Johan Wallgren
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Hello!
Thanks a lot for all informative posts in this forum. They've been of great help for me.

I'm doing the Bodgitt and Scarper assignment and wonder if somenone could help me interpreting the UI specifications concerning the Search function.
The spec says:
"It must allow the user to search the data for all records, or for records where the name and/or location fields exactly match values specified by the user."

Does that mean that I'll have to provide a functionality that allows the user to select whether the search parameters should be "name AND location" or "name OR location"? For example by adding a checkbox to the GUI.

Thanks in advance,
/johan
 
Paul Bourdeaux
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Some people have done it that way. I chose instead to interpret it as they can search by name or location or name and location. Basically if the user enered data into the name field only, then the program would search by name. If the location field was used, then it would search byb location. If bth were used, then the program would use both in its criteria.

What ever you decide, just be sure to document your choice and you will be fine.
 
Johan Wallgren
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Thanks a lot for quick answer.
I'll go for the approach where the user has the possibility to make a choice between "and" and "or".
cheers
/johan
 
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