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Advanced Search Options

Postby russellhltn » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:30 pm

Am I just not finding the right spot or has the "Advanced Search Options" been changed?

While I admit the old options were rather confusing to the non-programmer, I'm seriously missing the option to do a search for exact phrase. In some situations the standard text search can result to too many hits rendering the search near useless.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Postby techgy » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:46 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Am I just not finding the right spot or has the "Advanced Search Options" been changed?

While I admit the old options were rather confusing to the non-programmer, I'm seriously missing the option to do a search for exact phrase. In some situations the standard text search can result to too many hits rendering the search near useless.


Is this what you're looking for?

http://scriptures.lds.org/en/options

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:49 pm

Nope. It was options only a geek could love. Separate search "boxes", one for standard, one for words "near" each other (allowing you to define "near") and another for "exact phrase".

Basically more advanced options for the text search itself.
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Postby techgy » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:52 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Nope. It was options only a geek could love. Separate search "boxes", one for standard, one for words "near" each other (allowing you to define "near") and another for "exact phrase".

Basically more advanced options for the text search itself.


How about this one?

http://scriptures.lds.org/en/search?type=words&last=&help=&search=

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Postby nmecantwin73 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:38 pm

Could you be thinking of the Scriptures on CD-Rom?

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:08 pm



OK, the tools are still there, just not the interface. That's stuff only a DOS Geek could love. :D (Or maybe a SQL one)

What I was thinking of was a search criteria box that helped you work out the expressions you needed to get the search you desired.


njcant1 wrote:Could you be thinking of the Scriptures on CD-Rom?


Nope.
Have you searched the Wiki?

Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.


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