Here are my choices : 1.I keep my search dialog clean - so I only use it for search. The purpose of the search widget is to define a search criteria. 2.I have a search all available - it does the same stuff like search but this onyl for available records 3.I have some get all (available and unavailable) records trigders (menu and toolbar) and get all available (only the available records).
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subject: "It must allow the user to search the data for all records"