multiple search field Everything-like search solution?

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happyman
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multiple search field Everything-like search solution?

Postby happyman » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:27 am

Hello everyone!

I am trying to build a list of items that I can search instantly.
At first, I created dummy files inside a folder and was able to filter them out with Everything Search. Example :

baloon
frog
hat
car

Later on I made my items list a little more sophisticated by prefixing them with their size in cm

24 baloon
12 frog
31 hat
08 car

Again, amazing, I could instantly filter out all the objects that aren't size 24

Now, however, I'm facing a difficulty :

I would like to be able to search for and sort by 5 different criteria types, however, some of them share the same words (the name of an object can be another's brand) or numbers (a size, a rank), which makes, despite my best efforts, the way I've set up searching/excluding/filtering/sorting of items very confusing. That's why I am looking for a kind of Everything Search solution with 5 different search fields. I would love to be able to focus on one criteria at the time and still have all of them actively filtering the results in the background. What I really love about Everything Search, beside it's speed and stability is

- the diacritics : I couldn't reach my goal without them
- the instantaneity : each modification of the content of the search field is immediately reflected in the displayed results
- the color highlighting : customizing Everything search to display in bright red the searched string of characters in the list of results helps a lot to understand what I'm seeing

Could you recommend me a solution to have five search fields side by side ? As you can guess, I'm no expert!

Cheers
Happyman

NotNull
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Re: multiple search field Everything-like search solution?

Postby NotNull » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:04 am

happyman wrote:Could you recommend me a solution to have five search fields side by side ? As you can guess, I'm no expert!


I try to understand what you mean by that. Could you give an example what you mean by 5 search fields?
Everything has a lot of "hidden" powers under the hood. Maybe those can help you to realize whatever it is you are trying to accomplish.

Stamimail
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Re: multiple search field Everything-like search solution?

Postby Stamimail » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:51 pm

To be able to sort the results by more than one criteria, as far as I know, it's not possible currently.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5510

To be able to search for more than one criteria, it's of course possible, but you probably mean to kind of this feature request:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5884
2. Another type of a secondary search might be useful is:
Another Search Box below the main Search Box.
It would be like a continuation of the main Search Box, as if there is an "AND" between the search boxes.

froggie
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Re: multiple search field Everything-like search solution?

Postby froggie » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:34 pm

If your five fields are adjacent to each other and are single words / numbers (or multiples joined by "_") you might be able to use regex to do your searching. Something like: regex:"field1\s*field2\s*field3"

so

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regex"red\s*house\s*\123"       will find files named     red house 123    and    red     house   123


if you want to wildcard a field, use \w*

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regex"red\s*\w"\s*\123"       will find files named    red house 123  and  red  barn_door  123



Is this what you had in mind?


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