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Search feature [message #469720] Thu, 05 August 2010 11:39 Go to next message
ramoradba
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Let me know if its already an existing feature..

Today I have a requirement to find all my messages in a specific forum.
So I tried with search feature to search in that specific forum(reports) by member name "ramoradba".

As I don`t know(I forgot that actually) the keyword(a word in the message) or the title to search for it but I remember the attachment(image) and he users involved with that topic.

So My question is
1) Does an empty(or with '%') search provide all the messages posted by a user in given(as an input) forum ?

2) Is there any feature like attachment filter?

3) To find the members we can sort them by no of messages count!
similarly shall we sort our own posted messages by forum wise ?

Because I have posted more than 1600 messages in different multiple forums of this site.
some of them are in reports forum.
so if I have to find a post I have search on all pages until I got the correct page having the required question/post.

if the sort order implemented no need to search on all pages ,
Just sort the messages with required forum and search on it.

And If it has an attachment I can filter that with attachment filter implementation.

Thank you

sriram

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Re: Search feature [message #469732 is a reply to message #469720] Thu, 05 August 2010 11:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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1) Don't know, try it
2) No
3) No

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have to find a post I have search on all pages until I got the correct page having the required question/post

Why "Search" does not help you to find the post with this question? Did you try it?

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if the sort order implemented no need to search on all pages ,
Just sort the messages with required forum and search on it.

Put a better filter then you have not so much posts.
I have 20 times your number of posts and almost no problem to find one of mine containing an anwser.

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And If it has an attachment I can filter that with attachment filter implementation.

Explain base on what this filter on attachment? name? size? type? content?

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Michel
Re: Search feature [message #469735 is a reply to message #469732] Thu, 05 August 2010 12:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I would have thought a filter for the presence of an attachment would be all you need in most cases.
That would narrow the results sufficiently in 99% of cases.
Re: Search feature [message #469749 is a reply to message #469735] Thu, 05 August 2010 12:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@ Michel
Thanks for the quick reply.
And..
1) I have already tried it it returns "No results".
2),3) So can we have that feature? Hope Frank will reply on this .
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Why "Search" does not help you to find the post with this question? Did you try it?

Because As i have stated i forgot the keyword but I remember the user names and the images attached so ...
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Put a better filter then you have not so much posts.
I have 20 times your number of posts and almost no problem to find one of mine containing an anwser.

Yes if its a text message then no problem we can do that ..But its a picture(attachment) I remember which was posted by me as an attachment.so ....it impossible and sorting is different issues here...
If sort the messages of mine so that I can the desired link more quickly is n`t it?

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Explain base on what this filter on attachment? name? size? type? content?

No it should check for the attachment only not with sub items like you stated.
(Or atleast as cookiemonster stated )

Expecting a reply from you and franknaude as well.

Thank you
sriram

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Re: Search feature [message #469757 is a reply to message #469749] Thu, 05 August 2010 13:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Consider yourself a very lucky person. Imagine how many messages would Michel have to review (as opposed to your ~1700).
Re: Search feature [message #469803 is a reply to message #469720] Thu, 05 August 2010 18:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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ramoradba wrote on Thu, 05 August 2010 09:39

Today I have a requirement to find all my messages in a specific forum.
So I tried with search feature to search in that specific forum(reports) by member name "ramoradba".


You can always use Google. For example, if I use Google to search for:

"www.orafaq.com" "reports & discoverer" ramoradba

then I get two results:

http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/152154/0/

http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/155855/0/

Re: Search feature [message #469805 is a reply to message #469803] Thu, 05 August 2010 19:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Don`t know how you got the second link(Which is my requirement),
Even i tried with same keywords you suggested..
But no use,I got the first one only.
Thank you
sriram
Re: Search feature [message #469824 is a reply to message #469805] Fri, 06 August 2010 00:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Interesting; I got the first link only as well.
Re: Search feature [message #469941 is a reply to message #469824] Fri, 06 August 2010 09:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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Did you both include both sets of double quotes as I did? I ran the search again and still get both links. Here is a link to the page with the links:

http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&source=hp&q=%22w ww.orafaq.com%22+%22reports+%26+discoverer%22+ramoradba&btnG=Google+Search
Re: Search feature [message #469945 is a reply to message #469941] Fri, 06 August 2010 09:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Clicking on that link gives me:

www.orafaq.com/forum/t/152154/0/

www.orafaq.com/forum/t/153630/2/
Re: Search feature [message #469947 is a reply to message #469945] Fri, 06 August 2010 09:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ramoradba
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NO,for me its giving correct results...

sriram
Re: Search feature [message #469948 is a reply to message #469947] Fri, 06 August 2010 09:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ramoradba
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But I have posted more than 2 in the reports forum....
So these are not the correct keywords. to search for the rest right?

SO MY point is to have one more filter either at search level or
at user own posts forum wise sort order filter

Thank you

sriram

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Re: Search feature [message #469967 is a reply to message #469948] Fri, 06 August 2010 10:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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for me 2 results
Re: Search feature [message #469992 is a reply to message #469941] Fri, 06 August 2010 12:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Barbara Boehmer wrote on Fri, 06 August 2010 16:03
Did you both include both sets of double quotes as I did?

Of course; copy-pasted your line exactly.

Even more interesting: now I performed search again, followed the same procedure and got - two links.

./fa/8140/0/

Unfortunately, I wasn't smart enough to preserve search results earlier today, but I remember that the only result I got this morning was the "Matrix report format" topic.

I guess that the fact that my first search was at work (through a proxy) and the second from home shouldn't make any difference.

Oh well, it must be me, probably.
Re: Search feature [message #471046 is a reply to message #469992] Thu, 12 August 2010 01:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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SO finally what you people say about it ? Is it helpful to have another filter?

sriram
Re: Search feature [message #471173 is a reply to message #471046] Thu, 12 August 2010 11:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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An attachment filter would indeed be useful, but probably not useful enough to justify the time required to program it.
Re: Search feature [message #471184 is a reply to message #471173] Thu, 12 August 2010 13:04 Go to previous message
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Or atleast the forum wise sort order at users own post tab?

sriram
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