If a search is submitted and zero docs are returned, follow this procedure to provide your own custom display message:
- Add a field named <TotalHits> (name has to be total hits)
- Add the field to contain the custom message <msg>
- Hide <msg> when totalhits >0
- Default value for <msg>="Your search for" + <searchstring> +" returned no results."
Use the style tags or DHTML and you can have spectacular effects.
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This was first published in June 2004