return to search results option

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Hi. We would like to be able to add a button on pages to return users to the search results list that they've just come from. ie not back to the freshly loaded search page, but showing the filtering options they previously chose.

A similar query is that we'd also like to create a button from one part of the site that goes to a search results page that is already filtered. Ususally this would be done with search criteria appended to the url but I don't see the url change with this module. Is it possible to do this?

Thanks

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SkyBlueSofa
For the second question, you can indeed setup a button somewhere to go to a 'canned' query. There are two options for searching: page reload and ajax. In ajax searches, the URL does not change. But using the page reload (uncheck the ajax option) method, it will reload the page when the search button is clicked. The URL will contain search criteria. That criteria can be copied and added as to a link or button.

The answer to the first question is a bit trickier. The only way I can think of doing it is with the use of cookies. While possible, it is beyond the functionality that would be helpful to the majority of users. You might be able to create the URL programmatically in a similar format to the above question and then add it to a link or button.

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