Request: A Global NOT criteria?

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DrJJWMac
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Request: A Global NOT criteria?

Post by DrJJWMac » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:56 am

We have the option to combine folder searches using global AND or OR criteria. Should this be expanded to include a filter for NOT? Here is an example:

- Folder
-- search: (allFields A OR allFields B) AND allFields C
-- search: (allFields A OR allFields B) AND allFields D
-- search: (allFields A OR allFields B) AND allFields E

--> global AND: all documents with (A OR B) and (C AND D AND E)
--> global OR: all documents with (A OR B) and (C OR D OR E) (all documents without duplications)
--> global NOT: all documents with (A OR B) not common across all three terms (C AND D AND E)

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JJW

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Re: Request: A Global NOT criteria?

Post by Jon » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:34 pm

Much too complicated for UI-driven searches.

You can create smart searches now that let you find references that are in or that or NOT in one or more static groups, which you may or may not find useful.

Jon
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DrJJWMac
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Re: Request: A Global NOT criteria?

Post by DrJJWMac » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:39 am

I’ll see what I can discover that I am missing now.


JJW

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