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Ben | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Oct 17 2019 4:56 PM

I'd really like a way to be able to sort my library (on iOS as well) by the date I purchased a book. I've realized recently that I've purchased some things and promptly forgotten I have them, until I go to buy them again :) 

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 17 2019 6:53 PM

Ben:
I'd really like a way to be able to sort my library (on iOS as well) by the date I purchased a book.

It would be interesting but I doubt whether it will happen and I'm not sure that it bring a lot of value.

Ben:
I've realized recently that I've purchased some things and promptly forgotten I have them, until I go to buy them again :) 

I've totally done the same thing. Stick out tongue

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 18 2019 6:43 AM

Bruce Dunning:

Ben:
I've realized recently that I've purchased some things and promptly forgotten I have them, until I go to buy them again :) 

I've totally done the same thing. Stick out tongue

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Bruce Roth | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 18 2019 7:03 AM

One way I do is to tag the books by year purchased.  I don't bother, but you could also add a tag for the month and then be a little more granular. Do a filter based on mytag:2019 or if you do a month you could do mytag 2019 AND mytag:09 for September. You can filter them on the desktop and the mobile. 

BTW, Bruce Dunning turned me onto tagging all your books and I made use of his system of tags with my own modifications.  When new resources come down the first thing I do is tag them.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 18 2019 1:13 PM

Using the Sidebar, you can filter Library by Added Date.

That,s as close as you can get, unless u also sort by Date Updated.

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 18 2019 3:25 PM

Dave Hooton:
Using the Sidebar, you can filter Library by Added Date.

Am I missing something? It seems like the Added Date only goes back 30 days... It would be great if would if it went back to the beginning of our purchase history! Can we get back past 30 days?

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 18 2019 4:06 PM

If your library is well-tagged you may benefit by trying * -mytag:* to find everything untagged.  I just keep an eye on new purchases and tag them with TAGME until I have time to deal with them.  Then sort by Date added and get pretty close to the desired result.  Still, "date purchased" would be a marvelous thing to have.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 18 2019 4:36 PM

Bruce Roth:
BTW, Bruce Dunning turned me onto tagging all your books and I made use of his system of tags with my own modifications.  When new resources come down the first thing I do is tag them.

Glad to hear that you are still doing this. To me it is very much worth the effort.

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MWW:
Can we get back past 30 days?

https://wiki.logos.com/Library__#Search_Fields_that_you_can_use_in_the_Find_box

Look specifically for details on the addeddate: field. There are details in the table, and in the examples below it.

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 18 2019 7:19 PM

Very helpful to know - thank you Andrew!

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 19 2019 6:36 AM

Andrew Batishko (Faithlife):
Look specifically for details on the addeddate: field. There are details in the table, and in the examples below it.

Unfortunately, that is not quite the same as Date Purchased. I tried {DateAdded 1y}, and my entire library showed up. I had to reinstall earlier this year.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 19 2019 8:03 PM

Jack Caviness:
I tried {DateAdded 1y}, and my entire library showed up. I had to reinstall earlier this year.

Yes, it defaults to the date Logos is installed or re-installed as does Last Updated. For subsequent purchases, it will indicate date purchased.

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