Dynamic Searching. How?

mphillips
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Re: Dynamic Searching. How?

Post by mphillips » 12 Oct 12 12:46

Hi Hert

Just to kind of bring the Topic back :-)
PersonA+PersonB-PersonC-PersonD
I can't get this to work ?

When I type Mike Phillips+Morag Phillips in the Top Left Search box I get a result of loads and loads of images in my catalog. It seems to be searching for "Mike Phillips " and "Morag Phillips"
in ALL the text - not just the catalog labels Mike Phillips and Morag Phillips.

How does one just do a Catalog Label Search in the Search Box ? (as oppose to select the catalog label from the tree)

If I just Type Mike Phillips in the search box a list of options comes up And eventually the Catalog Label is displayed - but when I click to select IT and then want to add a + sign and then select Morag Phillips all of a sudden the search runs...
How do I select several catalog labels/ build a quick search query by selecting elements from the drop down.

Thanks MikeP
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Hert
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Re: Dynamic Searching. How?

Post by Hert » 12 Oct 12 15:02

mphillips wrote:When I type Mike Phillips+Morag Phillips in the Top Left Search box I get a result of loads and loads of images in my catalog. It seems to be searching for "Mike Phillips " and "Morag Phillips"
When you type Mike Philips then your searching for Mike OR Philips; the space is the separator. If you want to search for Mike Philips then enter it like "Mike Philips" (between double quotes for exact searching.

in ALL the text - not just the catalog labels Mike Phillips and Morag Phillips.
How does one just do a Catalog Label Search in the Search Box ? (as oppose to select the catalog label from the tree)
That is correct; you are searching in ALL data. It is possible to search more specific, but then you enter a technical area and you need to know the specifiers (not something a typical user will do).

Some examples;
If you want to search for the text Mike in all Catalog Label data only then try this Mike@PROP
If you want to search for the text Mike in Catalog Label Name data only then try this Mike@PROP.PropName

You also see these qualifiers when you select a suggestion from the drop down list (as displayed when you type in the Search Box). It is then displayed in the Collection Viewer's title area.
How do I select several catalog labels/ build a quick search query by selecting elements from the drop down.
WHen you select from the suggestions, then the query is executed.

Hert
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tstoddard
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Re: Dynamic Searching. How?

Post by tstoddard » 12 Oct 12 17:31

Hert,

Thanks for explaining that. I've been experimenting and I've learned a few things that I think are worth sharing.

I am able to use the "OR" operator in addition to the "+" and "-" operators to perform searches. Curiously, the "AND" and "NOT" operators don't work, you must use "+" or "-". I am also able to group selections together with quotation marks like, "A+B" - "C OR D". This gives me a fair amount of flexibility and is fairly convenient. However; I if I type "A@PROP+B@PROP" (with or without the quotes), I get an empty result set.

Maybe you can expand a little on other ways to optimize the text search feature.

By the way, I love your Tips posts. They are extremely helpful.
Tom Stoddard

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Re: Dynamic Searching. How?

Post by mphillips » 15 Oct 12 10:32

Hi Hert

Thanks for the feedback.
then enter it like "Mike Philips" (
a suggestion... When I click an Item from the List that contains two words (eg Mike Phillips) then auto insert the quotation marks. Because its "obvious" that I am searching for that specific term.


Regards

MikeP

PS. Must I Mantis this - Do you think they it has merit ?
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Re: Dynamic Searching. How?

Post by Hert » 15 Oct 12 10:38

mphillips wrote:PS. Must I Mantis this - Do you think they it has merit ?
You already did; I think this is identical to ticket 1179; http://bugs.idimager.com/view.php?id=1179

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Re: Dynamic Searching. How?

Post by mphillips » 15 Oct 12 10:52

Hi Hert

Almost but not quite :-) - No In fact it is !

Thanks Hert.

Regards

MikeP
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Re: Dynamic Searching. How?

Post by dimaip » 15 Oct 12 11:45

Hey, this is a very useful thread, although I'm a bit disappointed by the harsh tone of the discussion.
I just wanted to support Hert on his vision of the problem, it suits me very well, and if you look up my posts from a few years back, I've been making similar requests regarding the search experience. I like the parallel between search engines and search in PSU, I do consider it valid. Having hundreds of thousands of pictures in my archive, I've already given up using a label tree even in IDI, where I also was using the search bar. And now in PSU the search bar works so much faster.
Thanks Hert, this is one of these innovations in PSU that I really appreciate!

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