Search Syntax to find sermons I preached in 2015

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Andrew Zoll | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Feb 11 2017 1:44 PM

Say I wanted to see what I preached about in a given month, can someone with some knowledge help me out with the particular syntax of finding all my sermon documents that were preached in February of 2015 (assuming I filled in the occasion information)?

Or, rather, can someone simply help me with the syntax of searching for anything within the metadata of a sermon document? Many thanks!

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 12 2017 11:24 AM

Andrew Zoll:

Say I wanted to see what I preached about in a given month, can someone with some knowledge help me out with the particular syntax of finding all my sermon documents that were preached in February of 2015 (assuming I filled in the occasion information)?

Or, rather, can someone simply help me with the syntax of searching for anything within the metadata of a sermon document?

Hi Andrew,

Hope this helps. Taken from Searchable Labels in Logos Help:


Sermon

Labels a single sermon in a collection of sermons. A search for this label populates the "Sermons" guide section.

• Creator ~ "..." — normalized name of the person who developed and delivered the sermon
• Title ~ "..." — name given to the sermon by its creator
• Subtitle ~ "..." — ancillary title information given by its creator
• Series ~ "..." — series in which the sermon was originally preached, if any
• References ~ <Bible ...> — Bible references for the sermon as a whole
• Date ~ <Date ...> — when the sermon was first delivered
• Liturgical Date ~ <LiturgicalDate ...> — typically the liturgical date when the sermon was first delivered

For example:

• {Label Sermon WHERE Author ~ "Charles H. Spurgeon" AND References ~ <Bible Romans 5-7>}
• {Label Sermon WHERE Title ~ "Signs of the King" AND Creator ~ "Timothy J. Keller" AND References ~ <Bible Acts 2:37-47> AND Date ~ <Date Aug 13, 1989> AND Series ~ "The King and the Kingdom"}


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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 12 2017 1:06 PM

Not entirely. Use Creator rather than Author. I couldn't get Series and Date to recognise my sermon.

Use Basic Search > Your Documents.

See Why doesn't the Sermon Editor accept my Topic entry

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Currently the following Sermon Label attributes are supported for searching Sermon documents:

  • Title
  • Creator
  • References

I've created a case to make the Series and Date attributes also searchable.

In addition to doing a label search (which will also return sermons that have been tagged in your library), you can also do a search that finds values in specific fields. The following fields are supported:

  • title
  • author
  • church
  • series
  • date - I think this may be document creation date, not the occasion date
  • tag topic
  • tag passage
  • audience
  • description
  • notes
  • content

I'll create a case to add the occasion date and venue fields as well.

Some example searches would be:

  • series:"In the Beginning"
  • [field tag topic]love
  • [field date]<Date second half of 2016>

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Philana R. Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 20 2017 11:51 AM

Andrew Zoll:

Say I wanted to see what I preached about in a given month, can someone with some knowledge help me out with the particular syntax of finding all my sermon documents that were preached in February of 2015 (assuming I filled in the occasion information)?

Or, rather, can someone simply help me with the syntax of searching for anything within the metadata of a sermon document? Many thanks!

You should be able to search for this in 7.5 (7.5.0.0031).

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Andrew Zoll | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 20 2017 9:27 PM

Philana R. Crouch:

You should be able to search for this in 7.5 (7.5.0.0031).

This is awesome! Thanks for getting this implemented, Faithlife! Me likey!

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