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Chapter VIII. The query form

1. Fields
2. Refining queries
3. Refreshing results
4. Saving search criteria

The Selection->New query command opens a non-modal dialog window that allows the user to specify search criteria, as shown below:

Query form

Fields may be set to values against which the database contents will be tested. On form validation, the program generates a query based on the non-empty fields (they're combined with a logical AND, therefore for a particular message to be part of the results, it has to match all the submitted criteria). Then it runs the query and on completion, create a new page of results in the window from which the query dialog has been called.