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Offline Michael Naylor

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Problems with Search
« on: August 08, 2021, 03:33:26 AM »
Problems with Search

I'm having problems with things like this...

Searching for "gps is empty" does not work.

Searching for a "collection" is case sensitive.

Searching for a nested collection is impossible or undocumented.

Searching for Digital Source Type  is impossible or undocumented.

Am I misunderstanding what is currently possible?

« Last Edit: August 08, 2021, 05:38:45 AM by Michael Naylor »
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Re: Problems with Search
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2021, 09:12:56 AM »
Problems with Search

I'm having problems with things like this...

Searching for "gps is empty" does not work.

True, not currently supported.

Searching for a "collection" is case sensitive.

Yes, I have tested this just now.  Collection searches are case-sensitive.

Searching for a nested collection is impossible or undocumented.

I am able to search sub-collections.

collection Alaska/2011
collection 2011

Both worked for me.  The first one is specific to the 2011 sub-collection in the Alaska collection.  The second one is less-specific and would return results for any collection path that has a component that contains '2011'.

Searching for Digital Source Type  is impossible or undocumented.

Correct, that data is not searchable currently.

Am I misunderstanding what is currently possible?

The only searchable fields are those listed in the Searchable Fields window.  Catalog->Searchable Fields... will show the window listing the available terms.

Correction: there are additional things that can be searched, see the Search Examples window (I noticed that 'collection' is there with an example.)

-Kirk
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Re: Problems with Search
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2021, 11:36:22 AM »
True, not currently supported.
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Thank you Kirk.

This works: collection Fine Art/Line Art
This does not: collection "Fine Art"/"Line Art"
Isn't this inconsistent with other searches?

I very much look forward to being able to search on the other tags I mentioned and perhaps all tags sometime later.

Bye-the-way.  I've written up in detail on how I moved from LR which others may find helpful.  On which sub-forum should I post it, or should I PM a copy to you first?
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Re: Problems with Search
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2021, 11:53:32 AM »
Michael,

True, not currently supported.
Thank you Kirk.

This works: collection Fine Art/Line Art
This does not: collection "Fine Art"/"Line Art"
Isn't this inconsistent with other searches?

I can see how you would see it that way.  The slash is part of the path to the Line Art sub-collection.  This should work:

collection "Fine Art/Line Art"

When you put quotes around terms, you're telling the search system that you want an exact match and not a sub-string match.  The full string of characters for that sub-collection is: Fine Art/Line Art

Two quoted strings with a slash in between will never match any collection.

I very much look forward to being able to search on the other tags I mentioned and perhaps all tags sometime later.

Probably not likely.  Some are very obscure and have limited value vs. the time they add to the indexing process.

Bye-the-way.  I've written up in detail on how I moved from LR which others may find helpful.  On which sub-forum should I post it, or should I PM a copy to you first?

If you'd like my feedback on it prior to posting, send me a personal message with a link to the article/document.  Otherwise, feel free to post it where you like.

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Re: Problems with Search
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2021, 02:58:55 AM »
If you'd like my feedback on it prior to posting, send me a personal message with a link to the article/document.
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Re: Problems with Search
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2021, 09:40:49 PM »
Michael,

Not sure if this helps ... one can display {gps} below the thumbnail on the contact sheet and then create a custom 'sort by' {gps}. In both cases, the images without GPS data will show a 0 vs a 1

Preferences -> Contact Sheet -> Labels ->
I use Filename + two labels
Label 1:  {day} {mnn3} {year4}; gps {gps}
Label 2: {city}, {country}

Contact Sheet -> sort by 'custom' -> Edit Custom
Primary: {GPS}
And then change name to Sort by {gps}

Then it is straightforward to select all the '0' files.

If I don't have the GPS information, I can then easily see which photos to add some information e.g. city and country
 

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Re: Problems with Search
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2021, 01:36:44 AM »
Not sure if this helps
Thank you Peter.  I hadn't discovered the custom search feature.
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Re: Problems with Search
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2021, 08:37:07 AM »
Michael,

Problems with Search

I'm having problems with things like this...

Searching for "gps is empty" does not work.

In the next build of Photo Mechanic Plus, it will work.  I implemented it yesterday afternoon.

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Re: Problems with Search
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2021, 08:41:27 AM »
In the next build of Photo Mechanic Plus, it will work.  I implemented it yesterday afternoon.

You are amazing. Thank you.
Michael