Minor bug: Library search field is unnecessarily restricted

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 10 2009 5:57 PM

When searching your library, the search box is unnecessarily restricted to 200 characters. Now I appreciate that sounds like enough, but if it was, I wouldn't know it was restricted, would I? Wink

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2009 6:10 PM

Mark I have to ask what  you were searching for that you couldn't find after 199 characters?

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2009 6:18 PM

I was trying to create a collection of all commentaries on John's Gospel that excluded all commentaries on John's Epistles, without manually over-riding by using "add these resources" or "remove these resources". It's quite handy to test collection syntax in the library (I've made a video that explains why). You need 235 characters to do it.

type:commentary AND (title:john OR subject:john) ANDNOT (subject:"1 John" OR subject:"2 John" OR subject:"3 John" OR subject:"John, 1st" OR subject:"John, 2nd" OR subject:"John, 3rd" OR subject:revelation OR subject:"epistles of john")

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 11 2009 3:17 AM

Mark Barnes:
type:commentary AND (title:john OR subject:john) ANDNOT (subject:"1 John" OR subject:"2 John" OR subject:"3 John" OR subject:"John, 1st" OR subject:"John, 2nd" OR subject:"John, 3rd" OR subject:revelation OR subject:"epistles of john")

Mark, that can be abbreviated to:

type:commentary AND (title:john, subject:john) ANDNOT subject:("1 John", "2 John", "3 John", "John, 1st", "John, 2nd", "John, 3rd", revelation, "epistles of john")

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 11 2009 10:46 PM

Dave Hooton:

Mark Barnes:
type:commentary AND (title:john OR subject:john) ANDNOT (subject:"1 John" OR subject:"2 John" OR subject:"3 John" OR subject:"John, 1st" OR subject:"John, 2nd" OR subject:"John, 3rd" OR subject:revelation OR subject:"epistles of john")

Mark, that can be abbreviated to:

type:commentary AND (title:john, subject:john) ANDNOT subject:("1 John", "2 John", "3 John", "John, 1st", "John, 2nd", "John, 3rd", revelation, "epistles of john")

 

You can get it even shorter if you realize that the words "epistles," "1st," "2nd," and "3rd" would probably never appear in the subject of a book on the Gospel of John. So you could do it as:

type:commentary AND (title:john, subject:john) ANDNOT subject:("1 John", "2 John", "3 John", 1st, 2nd, 3rd, revelation, epistles)

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