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Old 05-16-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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Search improvement request with tag browser [Partially Solved]

hi
would it be possible to add CTRL/SHIFT/ALT handling for the tag browser when an existing search request exists

example :
current behavior :
-search for "date:=today"
-now click in any way on a tag in the "tag browser" (example : click formats, then mobi)
=> result : "date:=today" is lost, now replaced by "formats:"=MOBI""

wished for behavior :
-search for "date:=today"
- CTRL click formats, then mobi
=> result : "date:=today AND formats:"=MOBI""

& ALT click could be "OR" instead of "AND" (or the reverse)

Thanks for reading.

edit: I'm aware you can create virtual libraries for the same result, it would just be a convenient way of making complex searches without having to type them out.

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Old 05-16-2016, 10:15 PM   #2
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It works just like that as long as you build your search from the atg browser. i.e. use Ctrl+Click in the tag browser for all parts of the search.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:52 AM   #3
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It works just like that as long as you build your search from the atg browser. i.e. use Ctrl+Click in the tag browser for all parts of the search.
Hum I guess, that's cool
2 things though :
- the choice between "AND" or "OR" can't be done with an alternate modifier key (such as SHIFT or ALT). Currently I believe I have to set the setting that alternate between AND or OR by hand for the whole search request(it's also 2 clicks & 2 mouse movements to set it back & forth)
- is there a way to get some "dates" & yes/no columns in the tag filter ? (for READ/UNREAD columns)


Thanks for your previous reply.

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1) IMO that is too confusing

2) No, constructing search expressions via the tag browser only works for data that can be displayed in the tag browser -- yes/no columns and dates are not columns it makes sense to display there.
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I had high hopes for this one. but alright thanks for answering
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I think I found a way to circumvent that limitation of no "read/unread" inside the tag browser
by using a custom column built upon the read/unread status
except I have no idea how to build the specific template but at least I found a solution xD
time to document myself to find how it works

EDIT:

for those interested I named it : "readstatus"
here's my custom column template :
Code:
{#yesno:|read by Joe:|,}{#read_jane:|read by Jane:|}
of course it expects to have a yesno column & a read_jane column
the two of them being yes/no columns that hold read/unread status

& don't forget to check the box "display in tag browser"

& if you need more than two of those then replicate the yesno part like this :

Code:
{#yesno:|read by Joe:|,}{#yesno2:|read by John:|,}{#read_jane:|read by Jane:|}
edit2: I believe the same could be done for dates to integrate some dates into the tag browser. Because YES I do love the tag browser, even though it's not hard to build your own searches, it's just must faster to work with
a column that would hold :
-if date = today => "today"
-if date = yesterday => "yesterday"
-if date > 1 week => "last week"

& so on.
it's yet another complicated model though xD

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