GL3 Search Broke

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GL3 Search Broke

Postby McEwanBr » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:41 pm

The search functionality in GL3 is abysmally broke.

Try searching for a favorite phrase from the scriptures. I have yet to get a match, except when I searched: as a man thinketh

That did NOT provide a match for the actual verse in Proverbs, yet it provided a match in the Guide to the Scriptures manual.

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Re: GL3 Search Broke

Postby sbradshaw » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:43 pm

Are you using the newest (blue-themed) version, Gospel Library 3.4?

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Re: GL3 Search Broke

Postby McEwanBr » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:44 pm

Yep.

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Re: GL3 Search Broke

Postby lmcguire » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:45 am

I know it probably doesn't help, but I just did this search now (see screen shot), and it gave me 1 answer in "Scriptures", and when I click that, it shows 1 in "Guide to the Scriptures" (which I find odd, why isn't it showing Proverbs 23:7 which is where that scripture is from?), when I click on that, I see an entry for "Heart" with this and at least 3 other scriptures previewed, and when I click on that, I get a bunch of entries.

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NOTE: I started my search at "Library" - I did not first navigate to the Guide to the Scriptures. I'll try that now: Did that and got the index of entries. Hit the search icon and my search was still there, hit the Search button on the keyboard and it brought up the same results. So the search must not be location sensitive like it is on the android (at least prior to the latest update, which I haven't downloaded cuz I don't think I'll like it).

iPhone 5s

I'll help more if I can, but I'll be trading in the iPhone for a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as soon as the guys at work can get it in and switch my number over.

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Re: GL3 Search Broke

Postby McEwanBr » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:17 pm

Strange, you get more up front results than I do.

I started my search at library and only got the one hit in the Guide to the Scriptures.

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I was hoping that the developers lurk this forum. From past experience, if they do they don't respond much :-(.

I will try their Facebook page as well as email.

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Re: GL3 Search Broke

Postby sbradshaw » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:19 pm

Does it only search books/collections that you've already downloaded?

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Re: GL3 Search Broke

Postby lmcguire » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:41 pm

I wonder that too. My iPhone has everything downloaded.

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Re: GL3 Search Broke

Postby McEwanBr » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:01 pm

I would suspect only downloaded items get queried but have no proof of that. I do however have the full standard works downloaded yet it misses the hit(s) directly in the scriptures that I am looking for.

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Re: GL3 Search Broke

Postby lmcguire » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:05 pm

In your second post/set of screens, you show that there's a match in the Guide to the Scriptures. Have you opened that up and looked at the entry it links to? Is it the entry for "Heart"? Cuz if you use that to go to Proverbs, you will find that the direct quote is different from your search phrase and from the way they phrase it in the Guide to the Scriptures (something I keep forgetting). Perhaps that's why there's not a direct match to Proverbs?

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Re: GL3 Search Broke

Postby McEwanBr » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:22 pm

I appreciate what you are saying but the point is that it is not getting directly to the scripture. This search has a "work around" like you've pointed out. But I've done other scriptural searches that have yielded nothing. I'm just trying to get some eyeballs on this issue so it can get fixed in a future release.


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