I have been playing with the various search options and am happy that if I have a SmartSearchBox on the homepage that when used it takes the user to the required Search results page that contains a SmartSearchDialog, SmartSearchFilter and SmartSearchResults web parts. All of these appear to function as I would expect. I would like to add the filter to the search button on the homepage eg: Dog, Cat, Rabbit so that the SmartSearcBox includes this filter at the point of searching. I believe I need to use a SmartSearchDialog but that doesn't redirect users to the search results page. I have reread the documentation many times and it does look like I need to be able to call the filter into the SmartSearchBox before the results are displayed. Many apologies if this doesn't make much sense.
I'd implement custom search box for this purpose. Smart Search box is quite simple control which redirects user to specified URL (search results) and adds search criteria to the query string (unless you're using predictive search).
Hi Roman, Just to make it more complicated we are using predictive search.
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