Product Information Manager : Basic Actions



Basic actions available in every CRUD (Create-Read-Update-Delete) editor are listed on this page. The Address editor is taken as an example.

Search Result Page

The Search Results page can be used to view and manage the existing entries.

The search by language-specific entries is performed in the UI language unless other language is selected, if possible.

Language-specific entries in the results table are always exported in the UI language without any respect to other search language possibly selected.

The available actions are listed below.

To search for an entity or filter the search results, enter any of the listed search criteria. Use the following wildcards, if it is only a part of a phrase that you are looking for:

  • * Asterisk - for multiple unknown or variable characters in the term. For example, the search term:
    • car* returns "cartonnage"," caretaker", "carriage" and other words beginning with "car";
    • *car returns "new car"," old car", "horsecar" and other words ending with "car";
    • *cust* returns "new customer", "ABC custom", "DELL customer" and other words with the word "cust".
  • ? Question mark - for a single unknown or variable character. For example, the search term:
    • car? returns "cart", "carp", "card" but not carriage or caretaker;
    • ?car returns "scar", but not "new car", "horsecar".

Click the  button. The screen displays Search Results if found.

Search displays all the existing data in the results list if search parameters are blank. Click  to clear and reset search parameters.


You can sort search results by the columns in ascending ( arranged from the smallest to the largest number and alphabetically for letters) or descending ( arranged from the largest to the smallest number and in reversed alphabetical order for letters) order. Columns' names, by which search results can be sorted are highlighted in blue color. Click the appropriate column name to sort search results by it.

E.g. on the screen above, the search results are sorted by the Address ID in the ascending order (indicated by ). Sorting in descending order is indicated by the icon.

In some cases, sorting can be case-sensitive providing the alphabetical sorting within upper and lower case letters separately. For example, in case of ascending order for alphabetical IDs: first, IDs starting with upper-case letters are sorted, then - lower case IDs.


Search results can be exported/downloaded. To do this, click the appropriate button at the bottom right side of the search results table to download and save data in the desired format:

  • CML - download and save in CML (Chemical Markup Language) format.
  • CSV - download and save in CSV( (Comma Separated Value) format.
  • EXCEL- download and save in Excel format.
  • RTF - download and save in RTF (Rich Text Format).


Use the navigation bar at the bottom of the Search Result page to navigate through the pages. The total pages number is displayed on the left from the navigation bar.

Click the appropriate page number to open it. Use the  icon to go to the next page and  icon to go to the previous page of the search results list.

If there is a field to enter a page number, enter the number and click Go to navigate to a particular page of the search results.

Configure Number of Search Results per Page

To decrease or increase the number of the search results displayed per page, select the desired option from the drop-down.

The search results grid will be updated according to the selected option.


Click  on the Search Result page to create a new entry. This opens the Editor page in creation mode.


Click the  button in the Search Result page to open the Editor page for the selected entry.


Click the button in the Search Result page to delete the selected entry.

To delete several entries simultaneously from the results table, select the entries to be deleted and click .

To delete all the entries, select the check box displayed in the header section of the results table to select all entries listed and then click .

Editor Page

The Editor page can be opened in two modes - create (upon clicking the  button) and edit (upon clicking the  button) on the Search Result page.

The navigation bar and the buttons are unavailable in the create mode before saving the entry.

Basic actions of the Editor page are listed below.


The navigation bar is displayed in the top right corner of the Editor.

Click the Search Result link to be redirected to the Search Result page. Use the  to open the previous entry for editing, click   to go to the next entry.


Click  on the Editor page to confirm and save the entered data.

Save and New

Click on the Editor page to save the current entry and proceed to the creation of the another one.

Save and Next

The button is available when opening the existing entry in edit mode.

Click on the Editor page to save the current entry and proceed to editing the next one from the list.

If there are several tabs in the Editor, the next entry opens on the same tab you were on when clicking the button.


Click on the Editor page to go back to the Search Result page.


Click the button on the bottom right button bar of the  Editor page to delete the current entry.