Event Engine without Artist ID
I just recently joined the Ticketmaster affiliate program, and I'm really interested in using the Event Engine to supplement an artist/band search feature on my website. I was hoping to be able to generate Event Engine widgets based on search query by inserting the searched artist name into the Event Engine script, but it seems that the code requires the artist's ticketmaster "id" number in order to function properly.
It would be nice if the Event Engine could still function without the ARTISTID field, and just return the most relevant results based on the SEARCH field. If I'm overlooking something and there is actually a way to accomplish this, any help would be greatly appreciated!