Let's first have a look at the out of the box features of APEX, and we will then continue our quest to make things better.
The following is a screenshot of a typical IR. We will now talk about the Actions menu and the Search functionality of IRs.
The components that implement this feature include a drop-down menu to select a column if we want to search only a single column, a text box to enter the string to be searched, and a Go button to let us search for the entered text. These items are highlighted in the previous screenshot.
There was a Search functionality in classic reports ...