Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Tombstone0

Search results too broad

Recommended Posts

I've greated a db which stores information in group under a group name, I then can find this group by using a pull down list and doing a search on the selected group name. My problem is that when I search for my original test group "test" I also get "yet another test". This happens when I search for both "test" and "= test", could anyone help me out with this one. thanks

[ May 01, 2001: Message edited by: Tombstone ]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A couple of suggestions:

First, use real group names. You will want to search for their names, so try using real data.

Your search for "Test" will turn up all fields with the word "Test" in it. So will the =Test entry. Would you have groups named like this? Such as Admin and Software Admin, I suppose. In this case, set up your groups at entry time using a hard space (option-spacebar on the Mac) to discriminate between the two groups with the same embedded word.

Or in your search criteria, search for "Test" and in a second request Omit "Another."

Best bet is to name groups carefully and search for entire names, but sometimes you have to use more than one search request to drill down to what you want and don't want.

Comparisons.zip

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.