Use of Bracket Types when Searching

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Eugene Nowak | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Jan 10 2021 7:45 AM

I’m trying to understand the syntax for constructing queries (searches) using angle brackets, curly brackets, etc.  I can find many HELP locations (HELP>Searching>Search Fields & Searchable Labels and Search – Logos Help Center) that provide use information, but not syntax rules. 

I’m comfortable with Boolean operators and the use of parenthesis.  The following is a Basic search just created:  <Bible Rev 11:13> (Give OR Gave) NEAR Glory, with the first part mimicked after reviewing the HELPs, etc.  Married this with the appropriate Collection produced the results I was after.

But don’t understand when and how to use other bracketing.  Is there a Logos resource I can review that will help understand the rules?  I've looked thru Detailed Search Help (logos.com) and can find information about the use of angle brackets, but not curly brackets or their relationship to constructing the query or relationship to angle brackets.

Please advise

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 10 2021 8:14 AM

Does the information at https://wiki.logos.com/Search_HELP#Search_Extensions help?

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Eugene Nowak | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 10 2021 8:49 AM

Graham,

If I am understanding what I'm reading....  Angle Brackets and Curly Brackets are unique searching identifies associated with specialized items within Logos.  Where if I want to query: Section, Highlighting, Label, Headword, Milestone, Passage List, Speaker, Addressee I would use Curly Brackets to tell Logos where to search for the desire information.  And would use Angle Brackets as the unique identifier for Datatypes which tells Logos that I'm looking for associated with: Person, Place, Thing, Sense, Textual, etc.

The order or placement of these in the construction of the query statement isn't a "rule" issue, but the type or location of information that is being requested.

Does that sound about right?  

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 10 2021 1:32 PM

Eugene Nowak:
Does that sound about right?  

Absolutely - sounds like a good way of thinking about it to me.

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Eugene Nowak | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 10 2021 4:42 PM

Thanks again...  Spent the afternoon going over a lot more Logos SEARCH documentation, including reading a bunch of Tips of the Day written by MJ Smith.  I've got a better handle on what I needed at this moment, of course that is humbly said.  Meaning I've just gotten past one hurdle and recognize there are sooooo many more.  But, will take them on, one challenge at a time.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 10 2021 11:41 PM

Well done - all the best in your studies.

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