Rank Column in My Library

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Phil LaRue | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Sep 30 2017 8:50 AM

When I open My Library and search for anything the displayed results includes a rank number. I'm trying to understand what the rank represents. If you are searching by "Type", for example Type:Bible, why would one Bible be ranked differently than another?

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The "Rank" columns shows how closely the found resources match the search query. It works best when searching for the title or author.

It doesn't support "ties", so the rank for a search for type:Bible will be somewhat arbitrary; you can just ignore it.

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Phil LaRue | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 30 2017 8:58 AM

Thanks for the quick reply. That explains.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 3 2018 2:50 PM

An earlier query, I had the same question. 

As a tip for the frustrated librarian, let's say you enter 'scroll'.

If you're like me, I sort my library by edited titles, and the search's return is a mess ('scroll' may be in the title, a publisher used it as a minor description addition, etc.).

But ... if you clik on the ranking column heading, apparently the search word in the title results are first. Yea! Then the maybe guys. Yes, you could just type 'title:scroll' but sometimes I'm not sure exactly where the word is.

As another totally oblivious tip, if you edited your titles (I routinely do, for my sorting), but want the original title sort (in my case, without my sort prefix's), simple click on the book image column. It uses the original title, for sorting.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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