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Main search screen

This is the main search screen of the E 179 database, from where the search criteria can be set. It can be accessed at any time by clicking the 'Search' button to the right of the database heading.

Users who already know the reference of the document for which they require details can access that record simply by typing the reference into the box in the upper left corner of the screen and clicking 'Go'. If a piece has been divided into parts, users will be prompted to specify the part required. This facility is available on almost every screen within the database, and can be used at any time.

Alternatively, users can search the database using one or more of the four search criteria: 'Place', 'Tax', 'Year' and 'Document Type'. To set the search elements, simply enter the details into the relevant boxes, following the instructions given on the screen or in the associated help page. Users can select as many or as few of the search criteria as necessary for their search, but searches will be more efficient if two or more criteria are selected. To edit or remove a particular element from the search, either simply change the information in the relevant box, or click the relevant 'Remove' or 'Edit' button next to the selected criterion. To clear all criteria and re-set the search, press the 'Clear' button at the foot of the page.

Having set and checked the chosen criteria, click the 'Search the database' button at the bottom of the screen to display a list of the documents matching those criteria.

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