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    Repository Search Workflow

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    The following is an illustration of the repository search workflow that illustrates the way in which you can search the repository.
    Purchasing Workflow Diagram
    Repository Search Workflow
    The following is a detailed description of the steps within this workflow (with the numbers corresponding to the numbers in the diagram):
    1. You can perform a repository search using one of the following options:
      1. Saved Query – After performing any repository search you have the option of saving the search query for future use. Choosing this option enables you to use one of your previously saved queries, or you can use a query created by another user (see Saving and Reusing Search Queries).
      2. Persistent Search Box – This option allows you to search the repository in the Keywords search index, similar to the simple search (see Performing a Simple Search for a Repository Item), as well as searching for users, vendors, and other items. It is available at all times on any page in Alma (see Using the Persistent Search Box).
      3. Simple Search – This option enables you to perform a simple search in the repository using three basic search criteria (see Performing a Simple Search for a Repository Item).
      4. Advanced Search – This option enables you to perform an advanced search containing multiple search criteria and conditions (see Performing an Advanced Search for a Repository Item).
    2. The results of any repository search (using any of the options listed in step 1) are displayed in the results list page where you can:
      1. Save the Query – After performing a repository search you have the option of saving the search query for future use (see Saving and Reusing Search Queries).
      2. Use the Search Results – Depending on the search criteria, the search results that are displayed offer many different options from viewing the bibliographic record to creating a PO line for the item (see Using the Repository Search Results List).