Bug 376101 - Search (advanced) query results don't show the search parameters
Search (advanced) query results don't show the search parameters
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Reported: 2007-11-11 11:13 EST by Philip Ashmore
Modified: 2013-06-23 22:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-11 12:41:29 EST
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Description Philip Ashmore 2007-11-11 11:13:25 EST
Description of problem:
When doing multiple queries in different 'tabbed' web pages, it's too easy to
lose track of what query generated what list of results.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Bugzilla Version 2.18-rh

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter a query in the bugzilla web query page (advanced)
2. See the query results list page
Actual results:
You need to read the web page URL to figure out what the original query was.

Expected results:
There should be some indication of the original query on the top of the web page

Additional info:
Comment 1 David Lawrence 2007-11-11 12:41:29 EST
At the bottom of the query results is a link called 'Edit Query'. If you click
on that link it will take you back to a query page with your previous search
criteria entered.
Comment 2 Philip Ashmore 2007-11-12 07:03:31 EST
Maybe this use-case will clarify matters:
1. I'm looking for a bug relating to several components.
2. I enter queries in several browser tabs in Firefox, each containing the
results of a different query.
3. I'm also entering a bug.

It's too easy to forget which tab contains which query results unless the query
was displayed at the top of the search results.
I'm not talking about the full SQL query - it would be too general, just the
equivalent query containing just those fields I filled in.

The less convenient alternative would be to check the URL of the browser tab to
see what I entered.

The even less convenient alternative - the one that you're recommending - is
that I click the "edit search" button that takes me to the page where I entered
the query and wait for the JavaScript to complete, and after refreshing my
memory about the query, perform it again, for each browser tab?

I think that's called obfuscation.

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