FindTask

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This sample demonstrates how to use the Find Task to search for records in a map service, then display the results in an HTML table.

Although FindTask does not require you to display a map, its constructor requires a URL to an ArcGIS Server map service. FindParameters restricts the search to only the STATE_NAME and STATE_FIPS fields of the States layer (index 2).

params = new FindParameters();
params.layerIds = [2];
params.searchFields: ["NAME"];

When you click the Find button, the function doFind reads the input box and uses it as the search text. The find is then executed:

params.searchText = dojo.byId("searchText").value;
find.execute(params, showResults);

The results are returned as an array of FindResult objects. These are graphics, which have attributes that you can retrieve through syntax such as result.feature.attributes.STATE_NAME. After the find task completes, the callback function showResults() loops through these features and constructs an HTML table from their attributes.

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