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Yann
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  Upgraded text search in scenario lists Tue, 19 May 2009 18:07
Dear Memoir '44 fans:

We upgraded today the text search engine in the scenario list. It works much better than the old search. It also allows you to perform various advanced searches that are very powerful.

To use it, in the "Search" box, simply type the keywords that you are searching for:
  omaha beach
Now, if you don't want to match all these words, but any of them, use a vertical bar like this:
  omaha | sword
This will give you all scenarios that contain "omaha" or "sword".

If you search for some words but want to exclude others, use a dash. This looks for all scenarios that have "omaha" in them but not "hoc":
  omaha -hoc


More Advanced Examples

Use parenthesis to combine "or" and "and" searches:
  (omaha | sword) beach
You can specify in which field you want to perform your search, using the field name. For example, search for "Omaha" only in scenario titles:
  @title omaha
The fields names are @title, @subtitle, @historical, @description, @rules, @victory and @bibliography. For example, this searches for all scenarios about Omaha documented from Heimdal books:
  omaha @bibliography Heimdal


Enjoy!

Yann

[Updated on: Tue, 19 May 2009 18:27]

      
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Re:Upgraded text search in scenario lists Wed, 20 May 2009 00:04
Nice Yann. Thanks for this.
      
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Re:Upgraded text search in scenario lists Sun, 14 June 2009 15:09
This makes searching much easier!

Though in the future, would there be a way to go back to your search results after viewing a specific battle? For example, I searched Open 2009 to look at the new scenarios, but then when I pressed back in my browser, I came to the main From the Front page, and I had to repeat the search again.

Minor issue, but it would be a little helpful. This may even be an issue with my browser...
      
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Re:Upgraded text search in scenario lists Mon, 15 June 2009 01:57
Cool -- being able to specify field names would allow you to search for scenarios that use Tigers, flamethrowers, or whatever other specific item you want.

But still whole words only? No partial words or wildcards?
      
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Re:Upgraded text search in scenario lists Thu, 18 June 2009 12:24
Zasdert Ultun wrote on Sun, 14 June 2009 15:09

This makes searching much easier!

Though in the future, would there be a way to go back to your search results after viewing a specific battle? For example, I searched Open 2009 to look at the new scenarios, but then when I pressed back in my browser, I came to the main From the Front page, and I had to repeat the search again.

Minor issue, but it would be a little helpful. This may even be an issue with my browser...

Unfortunately, there is no good technical solution for this. You will encounter this problem in all web pages of all web sites that use the so-called "AJAX" technology. It's cool, but the back button of the web browser becomes useless.

Yann
      
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Re:Upgraded text search in scenario lists Thu, 18 June 2009 12:26
sam1812 wrote on Mon, 15 June 2009 01:57

But still whole words only? No partial words or wildcards?

Sorry, only whole word for the moment - it's an indexing engine that works on whole words.

Yann
      
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Re:Upgraded text search in scenario lists Fri, 19 June 2009 11:43
Any chance of making this information stick somewhere?
      
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Re:Upgraded text search in scenario lists Fri, 19 June 2009 19:43
LOL

Yes! And there's a supposedly sticky thread about the new scenario editor that keeps slipping downwards....
      
    
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