Say I wanted to allow users to search on account numbers with the following format.
Is is better to have a single field for entry [___________________]
or is it better to create 3 text boxes and have the user enter only the numbers? where the dashes are presented on the page
[___] - [__] - [__]
I already have my own opinion. Which approach is more user friendly?
Also, i want to enhance this with begins with and partial matches in the future.