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Jan Áki Andreasen | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Feb 16 2018 1:07 AM

I wanted to find out how many commentators on Ecclesiastics 11:5 (in my library) has a referral to John 3:8 (scripture link).

After doing a Passage Search on Eccl. 11:5 I got 81 results. Then I had to open them, one-by-one, an manually check if they refer to John 3:8. Very time consuming!

Then it hit me: How about a search (John 3:8) within a search (Eccl. 11:5)?

Is that possible?

Maybe a Command? Or an option in Passage Search?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 16 2018 1:18 AM

Jan Áki Andreasen:
Is that possible?

You can do this by using a Milestone search: <jn 3:8> WITHIN {Milestone <Ec 11:5>}

  1. This constrains the search to commentaries
  2. This specifies a reference to John 3:8 - however it is actually represented in the commentary
  3. This specifies that you want the search to only look at articles within resources that are tagged with that particular verse

Does this give you what you are looking for?

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Jan Áki Andreasen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 16 2018 2:07 AM

Thanks, Graham!
That was the solution Yes

The constraining (no. 1) is a bit tricky.

On your screen it says: "All Text", but standard on mine is "Everything". Pulling down the menu didn't show an "All Text" option. So, I tried to type "All Text", and that worked.

Your write: "type:commentary" - what does the "type:" do?
In my library, if I only type "commentary", I get 1.524 resources; but if I type "type:commentary", I get 1.350 resources. Why is there a 174 count difference?

Where do I find a complete list of search options?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 16 2018 2:53 AM

Jan Áki Andreasen:
That was the solution Yes

Excellent

Jan Áki Andreasen:
On your screen it says: "All Text", but standard on mine is "Everything". Pulling down the menu didn't show an "All Text" option. So, I tried to type "All Text", and that worked.

The "All Text" toggle allows you to search for all text in a set of resources - or allow you to search for specific subsets (such as headings) or highlights

The "All Resources" toggle allows you to choose between a range of standard options - such as "All Resources", "Everything", "Factbook" or various subsets of resources as defined in collections.

Entering something like "commentary" into the box provides the ability to provide a "quick collection" based on how resources are identified. It is outlined at https://community.logos.com/forums/t/92688.aspx 

Jan Áki Andreasen:
Your write: "type:commentary" - what does the "type:" do?
In my library, if I only type "commentary", I get 1.524 resources; but if I type "type:commentary", I get 1.350 resources. Why is there a 174 count difference?

"Commentary" returns all resources with the word "commentary" in the title, description or other parts of the metadata while using "type:commentary" returns those resources that are explicitly tagged as commentaries within Logos.

Jan Áki Andreasen:
Where do I find a complete list of search options?

There are a lot of search options - so it probably depends on what you mean!

Two good places to start are the wiki https://wiki.logos.com/Search_HELP and https://wiki.logos.com/Detailed_Search_Help and the Logos 7 helpfile

Hope this helps, Graham

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