Eastern Michigan University

Creating and Using a Cross Application Query

A cross application query allows you to search more than one Xtender application at the same time. For example, you may want to review all the admissions and advising documents we have on file for a student. To create a cross application query, you must have two applications that share identical index fields (e.g., EID, First Name, Last Name). Once the cross application query is created, you can search for all documents based on the criteria you define. The results of the search will be displayed in the Query Results page.

Using a Cross Application Query

Follow these directions to create a cross application query:

  1. From the Application List page, right-click one of the applications you want to cross query and select New Cross App Query from the list.
    Searching for Documents
    Note:The Cross Application Query Configuration window is displayed
  2. From the Application List section, click to select the applications you want cross query and then click the Right Arrow button.
  3. Repeat for each application you want to include in the query.
    Searching for Documents
    Note:The selected applications are moved to the Selected Applications section.
  4. Double-click the fields you want to make searchable.
    Note: A check mark indicates that the field is searchable. A question mark indicates the field is viewable in the search results. Only fields of the same name and type can be searched or made viewable.
  5. When you are finished, click Apply button.
    Searching for Documents
    Note: The Cross Application Query window is displayed.
  6. Type the name of the query in the Enter the name of the query field.
  7. Click the Save button.
    Searching for Documents
    Note: The Application List is displayed.

Using a Cross Application Query

Follow these directions to use a cross application query:

  1. From the Application List page, click the plus (+) sign to the left of one of the applications you want to search.
    Note: A list of cross application queries are displayed.
  2. Right-click the desired cross application query and select Edit from the list.
    Searching for Documents
    Note: The Query Criteria page is displayed.
  3. You can proceed with entering your search criteria and viewing your search results.
    Note: The available search fields are limited to the fields you chose when the cross application query was created.
    Searching for Documents
    Note: The search results will return any documents matching the search criteria, from all Xtender applications that were selected when the cross application query was created.