Collection Rules for Introductions

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Andrew Baguley | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 20 2019 10:33 AM

Does anyone know whether there are example collection rules for Introductions?  I've had a quick look and can't see any.

I'm thinking specifically for books such as those listed under:

https://www.bestcommentaries.com/ot-introductions/ and

https://www.bestcommentaries.com/nt-introductions/

Thanks.

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 20 2019 12:37 PM

Good question. I'm not aware of any and I don't immediately see a creative way to make one (that means, something other than typing in all the authors or titles). These seem to be categorized several different ways in Logos.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 20 2019 1:08 PM

{SubjectGroup "Bible O.T.--Introductions", "Bible N.T.--Introductions"} is a pretty good start.

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Andrew Baguley | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 20 2019 1:25 PM

Doc B - Thanks for thinking about it.

Mark - Thanks for showing me the obvious.  This is exactly what I wanted.

Randy - Thanks for pointing to that thread.  It gives me some ideas of other ways to play, as I explore what else I may be interested in.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 20 2019 5:51 PM

Mark Barnes:

{SubjectGroup "Bible O.T.--Introductions", "Bible N.T.--Introductions"} is a pretty good start.

Because of a typo in at least one book's metadata, use the more flexible Subject:("Bible O.T.--Introductions", "Bible N.T.--Introductions")

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Andrew Baguley | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 21 2019 3:28 AM

Thanks, Dave.

Can you explain the difference between how the two rules work?

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 21 2019 7:04 AM

Here's the string I use: Subject:(Bible,Epistle) Subject:(Introductions,Textbooks)

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 21 2019 9:17 AM

Andrew Baguley:

Can you explain the difference between how the two rules work?

Mark used a new search syntax that was added to Logos in order to speed up the building of collections. It is a bit less intuitive than the usual search syntax - and it only works through 1:1 matches including spelling etc.

Dave used the usual search syntax, which will strip out all non-alphabet characters and IIRC will match if the search string is identical to the beginning of the text in the index database. 

When I run both against my library, Mark's will miss the NT Introduction by FW Farrar titled "The Messages of the Books" because the subject field contains "Bible. N.T--Introductions" i.e. missing the dot behind the T of N.T. which I assume is the typo Dave referred to. 

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 21 2019 5:13 PM

Andrew Baguley:

Thanks, Dave.

Can you explain the difference between how the two rules work?

Kiyah's use of Subject:(Bible,Epistle) Subject:(Introductions,Textbooks) illustrates the flexibility.

There will be a match as long as the Subject field in Library contains "Bible" OR "Epistle"  together with "Introductions" OR "Textbooks". It illustrates that  the original suggestion omits Bible--Introductions, which covers all bible books. From that point of view, you could just use:

Subject:Bible Subject:Introductions.  

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Andrew Baguley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 24 2019 10:34 AM

Thanks everyone.  I now have what I need.

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