I am running the latest versions of Drupal 7 and Views 3.
I have a Views catalog with exposed filters for two different fields. What I would like to accomplish is to have a search box for the catalog on a different page (let's say the front page) with one field only - searching/filtering within either of the two fields. Upon submission, the user is taken to the catalog page with the results showing, and the exposed filters are free to be used again.
The only way I've been able to approximate this is to have a Global Combine fields filter running which is hidden on the catalog page, and utilized by a search filter box that I hard coded via a module. But the fact that the hidden combine field will actually have content in it once the page is loaded compromises the functionality of the visible exposed filters.
Is there a way to go about doing this?