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I'm trying to find a post I made within the last couple of months that uses the word BYTOC in the example code I posted.

Using Advanced Search and limiting the search with Author Name and Search Word gives me ONE result and I know I have discussed BYTOC many times on FocalPoint.

Why can't the Search facility do a proper search?


Francis


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Posts: 10577 | Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Registered: April 27, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi Francis,

Thanks for bringing up the issue. I think we discussed about the issue a while ago, it was due to some indexing method that Groupee (the forum software company) used in the search engine. I will contact Groupee and ask if there is any reason for the behavior, and will keep you and everyone posted on their response.

Cheers,

Kerry


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Posts: 1950 | Location: New York | Registered: November 16, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Kerry, I am afraid that the Search does not look at the "code" in postings.

I tried looking for the word "QUANTITY" in postings made by me and this one did not come up.


Francis


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Francis, as a backup plan, how about trying Google.

Search for site:forums.informationbuilders.com BYTOC francis


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Thanks for the reminder, Waz! Why do I keep forgetting to use Google? I even have a shortcut in my Firefox Bookmarks toolbar.


Francis


Give me code, or give me retirement. In FOCUS since 1991

Production: WF 7.7.05M, Dev Studio, BID, MRE, WebSphere, DB2 / Test: WF 8.1.05M, App Studio, BI Portal, Report Caster, jQuery, HighCharts, Apache Tomcat, MS SQL Server
 
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Hi Francis,

Just heard from Groupee: would you mind to let us know, what exact field in the advanced search form are you putting the QUANTITY text into?

Thanks,

Kerry


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