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Granicus' Rapid Online Access Method (ROAM) is a robust, easy to use, enterprise data retrieval solution. ROAM allows you to run full text searches across all data elements, or selected data elements, with near instant results. Learn more about ROAM and its capabilities below
The Advanced Search is a full text field-level search that can be accessed from the Advanced Search hyperlink on the main search page. The Advanced Search can be used to search by Instrument Number, Name, Date Recorded, individual Legal fields, and more!
Example: Select the Advanced Search hyperlink (shown below)
By selecting the Advanced Search hyperlink, ROAM will list all the field-level searches that can be performed (example below)
ROAM ranks the entire search results by relevance first, and time recorded second. If a user enters a search for John Smith in ROAM, records that contain an exact match of John Smith will be displayed first. Records that contain the exact match within the exact field will be ranked by the date and time they were recorded in descending order. Records that contain Smith John will be ranked after records that contain John Smith.
Wild Card Searching
ROAM utilizes client side sorting table to display results. A user can sort the results in the current page by double clicking on any of the column headers. Please note that this sorts only the results within the current page.
ROAM supports Wildcard searching. A user can perform a Wildcard search by entering a ‘*’ after a minimum of 2 characters in order to utilize wildcard searching capability.
Example: Entering Jo* Smith in ROAM will return results matching John Smith, Smith John, Joe Smith, Smith Joe, Joseph Smith, Smith Joseph, etc. Entering J* Smith into ROAM will only return results matching J Smith and Smith J. You must enter a minimum of 2 characters to use ROAM’s Wildcard searching capability
Results Per Page
ROAM provides the ability to filter searches utilizing ROAM’s faceting functionality. The Facet is located on the left hand side of your search results screen. When selecting an item in the facet it will filter your results to include only results that match that item. Selected filters are shown at the top of the facet. Users have the option of removing filters by clicking on them again in the top of the facet.
The results per page in ROAM can be adjusted by the user to any of the allowed settings in the results per page drop down located in the lower right hand corner of the web page.
ROAM allows the user to export the contents of the page into excel, pdf, and work using the Export feature located at the bottom of the search results
ROAM’s dashboards allow data to be represented graphical to provide better analysis. Many of ROAM’s dashboards are interactive, meaning that selecting an item on a dashboard will update the dashboard, initialize another dashboard, or even run a search within ROAM. In addition, some dashboards can be downloaded to PDF, JPEG, and PNG.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why does it appear that some records duplicate?
I clicked on a document type on ROAM's Timeline Statistics dashboard and it ran a search. Why are the number of records returned different then the number of
records displayed on the dashboard?
ROAM allows you to search on all records located in the index. This means that the results grid includes all parties and all legal descriptions for a given record.
What is a Phonetic Search?
The ROAM dashboard displayed the total number of documents, however the ROAM search page is displaying all associated parties and legal descriptions for those selected documents.
DOCUMENT TYPE LIST
ROAM's Phonetic Search uses advanced mathematical algorithms to search across names indexed within the system and return records
where the name is pronounced like the name that is being searched on. The phonetic search will only apply these advanced algorithms
to names in the index, and not to other fields. Also, as a result of searching across the indexed names for results that
are pronounced like the name being searched on, the phonetic search will bring back more results than a traditional exact name search.
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