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Having a hell of a time finding any docs/blogs/tutorials that show you how to use the search box.

I'd like to use it to query (REST) a server for a list of options to select from. Does anyone have a link they can provide that gives some details on how to use the Search field?

If i drop a search box on the form it asks me about an entity type, which i assume is how it pulls the list?

I found this: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Automation/7.0/com.vmware.vrealize.automation.doc/GUID-746D977E-...

Insert an Externally Defined Field in a Custom Resource Form

but when it comes to entity type it doesnt really provide enough details for it to make sense to me.

I found this

How to use a dynamic populated drop-down list with vRA 7 default IaaS blueprints - 2vSteaks

which does a similar thing for a dropdown, but due to the number of results i'll have (100-200) i figured

Anyone have a blog post similar to the one above but for a Search box?



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There is a similar thread with a similar answer, refer to


Sincerely, Rahul Parmar VMware Support Moderator
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