The 'ref_ac_columns_search=true' variable attribute allows the search of keywords from the column in the variable attribute 'ref_ac_columns'.
For example, if you add a variable with the following variable attributes "ref_auto_completer=AJAXTableCompleter,ref_ac_columns=asset_tag;manufacturer,ref_ac_columns_search=true" to a catalog item and submit, the attribute "ref_ac_columns_search=true" allows a keyword search on fields asset_tag and manufacturer for a reference variable.
The same keyword search does not work on a task record created by the Catalog Task activity in a workflow. You are not able to search the columns specified by attribute "ref_ac_columns" in the task created by the workflow activity.
Steps to Reproduce
Add the variable attributes 'ref_auto_completer=AJAXTableCompleter,ref_ac_columns=asset_tag;manufacturer,ref_ac_columns_search=true' to a catalog item.
For more information, see the product documentation topic Service catalog variables.
Create a workflow version that includes a Catalog Task activity.
For more information, see the product documentation topic Catalog Task workflow activity.
Submit a request for this catalog item.
Note that on the catalog task created, you are unable to search columns specified in the 'ref_ac_columns' attribute in the task created by the workflow activity.
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Related Problem: PRB1234171