How to put search terms in Proz search URL?
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Sep 7, 2005

G'day everyone

I'd like to link directly to the search results of a Proz forum search, but the URL for a Proz forum search is always simply proz.com/?sp=search and nothing more.

Sometimes I'd like to add a link in a forum post to a specific search and I'd like to be helpful so that people can simply click the link instead of having to perform the search themselves. Is there a way to add the search words to the URL?

For example, searching for "invoice" might have the URL proz.com/?sp=search&keyword=invoice.

Thanks!


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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
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It is possible Sep 7, 2005

Just copy the link to page 1 of the search results.

For example, in order to perform the search for "invoice" type the word "invoice" into the search box and press enter. You are taken to the page with advanced search box options in the upper part and list of results in the lower part. Over the list of results you can see the title:

Search results: ([number] matches)
1 2 3 4 5 6 Next Last

Copy the link to "1" - and you are done.

Here is the link for your example:
http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/new&action=SearchForum&advanced=y&pattern_and=invoice&results_start=0


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Derek Gill Franßen  Identity Verified
Germany
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Cool, but... Sep 7, 2005

Natalie wrote:
Copy the link to "1" - and you are done.


That is an interesting workaround, but I noticed that it only works in the KudoZ search form with the individual glossaries - not with the entire page - and only if there are enough terms to fill more than one page.



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