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Building Searches

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Following these three steps, users can build searches as simple or as complex as the examples below:
* find hazards with an ID of “MF-101”* find victims who are children and were injured in 2010* find progress reports about work done by XYZ organization on hazards in Province ABC between 2008 and 2010* find all clearances completed on hazards with antipersonnel mines
When a search is designed, it can be given a name and description and then saved for later use. Saving a search saves the criteria of the search rather than the search results. This means that searches are automatically updated when additional data is added to the system, ensuring that searches return the most up-to-date data. For example, an information manager can build a search called “Open Hazards” that finds 25 hazards with a status of “Open.” If 10 additional hazards are entered into the system with a status of “Open,” the search would find 35 records when it is run again. In this way, searches are dynamically updated as data is added to the system, allowing information managers to assess data trends over time using consistent search criteria. Information managers can also use an existing search as a template to create other searches by using the “Save as” functionality.

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