BUG: My basic search function doesn't work

Page 1 of 1 (6 items)
This post has 5 Replies | 2 Followers

Posts 3
AG Blanks | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jan 24 2017 7:55 AM

When I do a basic search for a bible passage, it returns 0 results in my bibles and doesn't link any commentaries, etc.

If I type rebuild bible index in the command box and do a re-index, it solves the issue most of the time. But this is super tedious and doesn't seem to be a working long term solution.

Any help is appreciated.

Posts 21643
Forum MVP
Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 24 2017 8:45 AM

Hi - and welcome to the forums

AG Blanks:
When I do a basic search for a bible passage, it returns 0 results in my bibles and doesn't link any commentaries, etc.

Please provide the details of the search you are doing - ideally with a screenshot (use the paperclip icon to attach it to a reply)

AG Blanks:
If I type rebuild bible index in the command box and do a re-index, it solves the issue most of the time. But this is super tedious and doesn't seem to be a working long term solution.

Absolutely - hope we can work out what is going on

Graham

Posts 3
AG Blanks | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 24 2017 9:31 AM

Thanks so much for the reply, Graham. I'm open to the idea that it could be user error. :)


This is an example of where I rebuilt the bible index and it still didn't work. Again, I may very well be doing something wrong. But thanks for the attention.

Posts 21643
Forum MVP
Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 24 2017 9:39 AM

AG Blanks:
This is an example of where I rebuilt the bible index and it still didn't work.

Thanks - very helpful.

This is searching for the string "John 1:12" or references to that passage.

However, because that string doesn't actually appear in the Bible you don't get any hits

You should see hits in your concordances and other resources in the "Library Results" section.

Searching for Bible references in Bibles doesn't typically work - more often its easiest to simply open the Bible to that point.

If you do actually want to locate this in a Bible you can do a Milestone search {MIlestone <John 1:12>} and that should find it

This will also constrain commentary results to those which are directly commenting on that particular verse.

Does this make sense / help?

What are you actually trying to achieve?

Posts 3
AG Blanks | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 24 2017 9:59 AM

OK< this is helpful Graham. Thank you for your time.

Posts 24572
Forum MVP
Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 24 2017 12:25 PM

AG Blanks:
If I type rebuild bible index in the command box and do a re-index, it solves the issue most of the time.

Whilst the Bible index is used for bible searches it doesn't affect Everything nor Basic searches on bibles; the Library index is used there! As you now know to check whether your search query will work, you can use the search wiki for more information and avoid the pain of unnecessary reindexing.

Dave
===

Windows & Android

Page 1 of 1 (6 items) | RSS