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Item7786: Add type=author to Meta Search

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Engine METASEARCH Enhancement Waiting for Feedback TWiki:Main.VickiBrown    

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METASEARCH is defined as a special search of meta data, but it only searches some meta data. One obviously missing element is %META:TOPICINFO{author.

This would be extremely handy. I would especially like to see it take an additional parameter of the revision number.

-- TWiki:Main/VickiBrown - 2017-03-30

Does it really have to be METASEARCH? I'd say that METASEARCH is pretty much obsoleted by QuerySearch, which already offers this feature (and much more): SEARCH{"info.author='VickiBrown'" type="query"}.

Also, I am not sure whether I understand the purpose of the revision number as parameter: Is it like "show me all topics where revision 17 was written by John Doe"?

-- TWiki:Main.HaraldJoerg - 2017-03-30

True, but METASEARCH is easier to remember, type, and set up. KISS is never obsolete. wink

-- TWiki:Main.VickiBrown - 2017-04-11

Is it like "show me all topics where revision 17 was written by John Doe"? something like that, but more like revision 1. I want an easier to write "created by" search. -- TWiki:Main.VickiBrown - 2017-04-11

Discussed at TWiki:Codev/KampalaReleaseMeeting2017x05x04:

  • Not bug, but a request for an enhancement, needs an owner
  • Workarounds:
    • Filter SEARCH result with DATATBL (DataTablePlugin)
    • Filter SEARCH result with format="$percntCALCULATE{$IF(...)}$percnt"

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 2017-04-21

Summary Add type=author to Meta Search
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.VickiBrown
Codebase 6.0.2
SVN Range TWiki-6.0.2-trunk, Sun, 12 Feb 2017, build 30309
AppliesTo Engine
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Waiting for Feedback
WaitingFor TWiki:Main.VickiBrown



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Topic revision: r5 - 2017-04-21 - PeterThoeny
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