Chapter 129. Adding an Evergreen search form to a web page

Table of Contents

Simple search form
Advanced search form
Setting the document type
Setting the library

To enable users to quickly search your Evergreen catalog, you can add a simple search form to any HTML page. The following code demonstrates how to create a quick search box suitable for the header of your web site:

Simple search form

<form action="" method="get" accept-charset="UTF-8">    <!-- 1 -->
    <input type="search" alt="Catalog Search" maxlength="200"
            size="20" name="query"
            placeholder="Search catalog for..." />
    <input type="hidden" name="qtype" value="keyword" />           <!-- 2 -->
    <input type="hidden" name="locg" value="4" />                  <!-- 3 -->
    <input type="submit" value="Search" />


Replace '' with the hostname for your catalog. To link to the Kid’s OPAC instead of the TPAC, replace 'opac' with 'kpac'.


Replace 'keyword' with 'title', 'author', 'subject', or 'series' if you want to provide more specific searches. You can even specify 'identifier|isbn' for an ISBN search.


Replace '4' with the ID number of the organizational unit at which you wish to anchor your search. This is the value of the 'locg' parameter in your normal search.