Library Filtering question ... just curious about the results ....

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Martin Folley | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jan 29 2019 5:09 AM

I was typing into the library search bar and happened to be watching the resource count.

I typed the letter e and noticed the resource count decreased; (OK my mind was not focussed on what it should have been!)

Out of curiosity, I wondered which resources would not have an 'e' in them, given that particular letter's fame for being the most commonly used in English.

I tried * ANDNOT e to see what they were and saw unexpected results. As far as I can see, these resources have the letter e in their title:

As I say ... not important just curious Smile

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 29 2019 5:40 AM

'e' on it's own finds words beginning with 'e', not words containing 'e'.

Therefore the titles you display are the only titles in your library that don't contain any words beginning with 'e' in either the titles, publisher, subject, author, tags, or description.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 29 2019 5:44 AM

Mark Barnes:
'e' on it's own finds words beginning with 'e', not words containing 'e'.

Are you sure, Mark?

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 29 2019 6:29 AM

Graham Criddle:

Mark Barnes:
'e' on it's own finds words beginning with 'e', not words containing 'e'.

Are you sure, Mark?

I'm not sure how your screenshot contradicts my suggestion. All the titles you show have a word beginning with 'e' (English, Edition, Everything, Enoch).

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 29 2019 6:33 AM

Mark Barnes:
I'm not sure how your screenshot contradicts my suggestion. All the titles you show have a word beginning with 'e' (English, Edition, Everything, Enoch).

Sorry - I was misreading your suggestion to mean that the first letter of the title was an "e". 

Apologies....

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Martin Folley | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 29 2019 7:54 AM

Thanks you. That makes sense. I presume that it is searching all the library fields and the resource descriptions etc.

Now that particular itch is scratched ... time to get back to work!

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