Advanced Search is based on categories that consist of fields containing similar content. With a traditional keyword search, the term "china" will return records related to the country as well as the material. Creating an "Artifact Composition" category, then mapping fields such as material, medium, and rock type will allow for more specific searching. Searching within the "Artifact Composition" category will only display items that have "china" in their mapped fields. The search categories and field mapping can be customized using the Web Publishing Wizard in your PastPerfect Software.
Just like in Keyword Search, Advanced Search is not case sensitive and will only search fields that are mapped to an advanced search category.