Chained searches

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j2associates
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Chained searches

Post by j2associates » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:02 pm

It would be great if Search Everything supported chained searches where the results of Seach #1 would become the input to Search #2, etc. This feature would allow you to write general searches and then successive searches could become more and more refined / granular as needed.

As an example, let's say I want to help a client with some general Excel issues. So I do an initial search for *.xls* to find all the Excel files. Then by perusing the result set, I may want to filter more specifically in this or that area. But if chaining were enabled, I would still have my original result set to refer back to as we worked our way through the issues.

Thanks

horst.epp
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Re: Chained searches

Post by horst.epp » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:08 pm

j2associates wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:02 pm
It would be great if Search Everything supported chained searches where the results of Seach #1 would become the input to Search #2, etc. This feature would allow you to write general searches and then successive searches could become more and more refined / granular as needed.

As an example, let's say I want to help a client with some general Excel issues. So I do an initial search for *.xls* to find all the Excel files. Then by perusing the result set, I may want to filter more specifically in this or that area. But if chaining were enabled, I would still have my original result set to refer back to as we worked our way through the issues.

Thanks
Next time please tell us your TC version.
In the actual version there is an entry in the search results
F2 Search in found files/folders.

NotNull
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Re: Chained searches

Post by NotNull » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:40 pm

horst.epp wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:08 pm
Next time please tell us your TC version.
In the actual version there is an entry in the search results
F2 Search in found files/folders.
@horst: Take a look at the address bar of your browser ... ;) :D

j2associates
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Re: Chained searches

Post by j2associates » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:16 pm

Version 1.4.1.935 (x64) is what I am currently using

NotNull
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Re: Chained searches

Post by NotNull » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:22 pm

j2associates wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Version 1.4.1.935 (x64) is what I am currently using
Horst.epp was mixing up this Everything forum and the Total Commander (TC) forum. You don't need to respond.

j2associates
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Re: Chained searches

Post by j2associates » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:26 pm

So is F2 search within found files/folders an active feature in Search Everything? If so, I didn't see it. If not, that would be a great way to implement Chained Searches.

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