TIP of the day: Library filters

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Jan 10 2016 11:36 PM

1. Library filters are useful in several contexts: library, search and collections

2. The fields available in the filter are the fields of the metadata displayed in the library

3. A few fields need special attention:

  • myrating will only use ratings that you have entered; rating will use the rating you entered if one exists, otherwise it will use the community rating.
  • mytag will only use tags that you have entered; tags will use either your tags or community tags; communitytag will use only community tags
  • some fields are not available:  reading status, image, last updated, last accessed and most used
  • some fields are available but not documented: license, device

Treat these fields as you would terms in a basic search - the have the format of field name:value. Note that spaces around the colon are not permitted.

  • quotes are required around multi-word values e.g. type:"Bible commentary"
  • parens are required around multiple values with the same field identifier e.g. type:(Bible, monograph)
  • lists and logical operators (AND, OR, ANDNOT) may be used
  • wildcards * and ? can be used

Examples:

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2016 6:42 PM

Today's beta made the information above obsolete with regards to the last updated field:

New Features

My Library

Added support for “Updated Date” in Library Catalog query. (Thread, Thread, Thread, Thread, Thread and Thread.)
Note: The current syntax doesn’t support (relative) ranges (e.g., “updated in last 7 days”).
Example searches that are supported:

  • updateddate:2015
  • updateddate:2015-01-26
  • updateddate:20150126
  • updateddate:<Jan 2015>
  • updateddate:<Jan 26, 2015>
  • updateddate:<Jan-May 2014>
  • updateddate:<Date greater Jan 1, 2014>

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2016 7:05 PM

I think the current syntax does support ranges like this:

updateddate:<Date greater Dec 1, 2015> AND updateddate:<Date less Jan 1, 2016>

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Lew Worthington:

I think the current syntax does support ranges like this:

updateddate:<Date greater Dec 1, 2015> AND updateddate:<Date less Jan 1, 2016>

It's even easier than that: updateddate:<Date Dec 1-31, 2015>

Or simply, updateddate:<Dec 2015>

The release notes were intended to say that "relative ranges" (relative to the current date) aren't supported, so you can't create a filter that always finds resources updated in the last 30 days (without hardcoding a date).

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