Input Control Types

Choose from different input control types

text input box

value list

big value list

value list with auto-complete

and/or define a Default Value.


Text Input Box

The text input box will provide a field where the user can enter the required query term. There are no further properties to be defined.


Value List

The value list will provide a drop-down menu allowing the user to select one term.


Use this control type if there are less than 1000 list values to be listed


Big Value List

The big value list should get used if you have big value lists with a value count from 1000 to 10000. The big value list is able to cope with much more list values then the value list with auto complete.


Value List with Auto Complete

Value list with auto complete provides a text input field on the one hand. As soon as the user starts to enter a query term suggestions will be displayed by WebOffice 10.9 R3. Therefore, this is input control field has additional properties to be defined.


Use this control type if there are more than 1000 list values available (standard value list controls do not work anymore with such a high count of values).


Value list with auto complete configuration

Value list with auto complete configuration





The tooltip entered in the text box part of the advanced input list. For example Enter street name).


When the user is points onto a advanced-list-box in the query form, the available information will be displayed as a tool tip.

Minimum user input length

Specifies the necessary count of characters typed in by the user, before the list box will be populated automatically with the values in WebOffice 10.9 R3.

Wait time [ms]

Time to wait before the WebOffice 10.9 R3 request is submitted [ms].

LIKE search option

Defines how the list of selectable values in the search form is determined

Predefined selective values which start with the search therm (starts with; equals or corresponds to the following SQL-query condition: LIKE expression*),

Predefined selective values, which include (contains"; equals or corresponds the following SQL query condition: LIKE *expression*).

Find similar of similar sounding field values (phonetic, more details, see Chapter phonetic search).

Count of suggestions

Specifies the count of values returned by WebOffice 10.9 R3 (also when more values are available in the data set). The function is solely build for more comfort. The user obtains thus a small, neatly arranges list to work with.

The sorting is carried on in such a way, that the values with the search-expression/condition are arranged before those values, in which the search expression/condition includes the actual queried/searched expression.

The use of this option is recommended for WebOffice mobile mobile projects but not within a hierarchical search.


WebOffice 10.9 R3 may NOT display all values but only as many as configured.

Value list with filter properties


The value list with auto-complete supports the full text search with suggestions using wildcards (* or %).

Default Value

Using the default value configuration element, default input values can be provided for the search form. You may use two default values for BETWEEN searches as well.



The default value does not work with a value list with auto complete.


Default value configuration

Default value configuration





Value, which will be automatically displayed in the client search form.


When configuring default values in combination with date fields it is possible to set a variable default date where 0 is the current date. Therefore, e.g. -30 will show the date 30 days ago and 30 will add 30 days to the current date.

Hide search field?

Hide (Yes) or show (No) the search field. The default value is used during the search as if it were a filter.

Default value properties



See chapter Comparison Elements for configuration details of the available comparison elements.

See chapter Condition for configuration details of conditions.