Report:QPAT/Search History Interface/Editing Saved Queries
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Editing Saved Queries
Search queries can be edited from the active session history, or saved queries page. Selecting “edit” will load the query into the search form, where it can be manipulated and re-run.
From the active session history:
If the query to be edited is from the active session, choosing different collections in which to re-run the search will wipe out the session history. However, if the collections are not changed, the edited query will be added to the session history as a new search. It will not overwrite the original record. The figures below show an example of editing a query to produce a second search query based on the first one.
From the saved searches page:
If the query is a saved search, editing and re-running the query can also wipe out any unsaved history from the active session if it was performed in different collections than the current history. It will automatically be added to the active session history after it is run, but the edited query will not automatically become a saved search. The user must choose to save it from the active history page in its edited form in order to keep it.
If the user selects a script (a collection of saved queries combined into one) to edit, any edits made to the script will save over the original. The script will still appear on the saved searches page, but in its edited form.
The ability to edit and refine queries is an important time-saving technique. This feature is similar to MicroPatent’s “clone” command, which preserves the original string but re-loads the query in the search form, where it can be changed and re-run as a new query.
The same limitations of QPAT’s general search history features also apply here.