A field or a combination of fields uniquely identifies every row in a table in your PeopleSoft database. For example, a Person ID uniquely identifies each row in the Personal Information table.Step 1
The fields that uniquely identify your data are called keys. To display a page, you enter the search key(s) on the search page so that the system can retrieve the correct row of data.
For example, if you want to review a summary of admissions for an organization, you specify or search for the data by using an Organization ID.Step 2
A search record is the list of defined search keys that help you locate data. The search keys are the fields you are prompted for on a search page. For example, you can search for an organization by using one or a combination of the keys displayed on this page.Step 3
Most transaction pages or components have search records associated with them. If you select other pages that have a common search record, such as pages within a component or an associated link, you are not prompted to enter search criteria again. You are prompted for new search keys only when you select a new page outside of a component with a different search record.Step 4
In summary, the fields that uniquely identify your data are called keys.
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