Workday changes search feature to support accessibility

October 23, 2019

Until recently, when individuals tabbed away from a prompt after entering a partial search, Workday returned focus to the prompt. In that instance, only search results showed instead of the next active item on the page. This month changes were made to support accessibility. When individuals tab out of the prompt, Workday brings you to the next active item and does not return search results. Now when searching in any Workday report field, users hit “enter” instead of “tab” to get a list of options.

With this change, Workday no longer populates search results in prompts when you perform a partial search and then tab out of the prompt. Instead, press “Enter” after entering a partial search to view expanded search results in the prompt.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Support Center (FSC) at 203-432-5394 or email