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straightree
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Message 1 of 5 (485578)
10-09-2008 5:26 PM


I supose this is a tipical beginer's question, but as my deficulty is with searching, I am not able to look to previous record. If I perform a search, obtain a result that is a list of subjects. Compared to the whole body of messages, this is already a narrowing, but can I go further, and find the message that contains the searched words?
Thank you for the help

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Parasomnium
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Message 2 of 5 (485582)
10-09-2008 5:39 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by straightree
10-09-2008 5:26 PM


Look at the message numbers
If your search criteria are specific enough, the list of topics should be short.
On top of that, you'll see a message number mentioned in the column left of the topic title. You can click on it to access the message itself.

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Modulous
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Message 3 of 5 (485583)
10-09-2008 5:54 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by straightree
10-09-2008 5:26 PM


google
You can use google to search . It's not brilliant, but it works.
It suffers the same problem as you highlight incidentally, but it might be a familiar system so you might be able narrow it down.
When you go to the page just use Ctrl-F to find the words on that page that you were searching for.
Edited by Modulous, : No reason given.

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Percy
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Message 4 of 5 (485614)
10-10-2008 6:45 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by straightree
10-09-2008 5:26 PM


In the Search Results table, column 3 labeled "Num" is a link to the specific messages that contain the search words.
The current search mechanism is handicapped by a flawed search database implementation. The search database files grow so large that they have to be trimmed to a reasonable size every so often, which means you can only search back so far in time. But if you're looking for something recent it should work fine.
The upcoming release 3.0 of dBoard (no release date yet, sorry) will include an improved search mechanism taking advantage of MySQL that isn't hampered by the current limitations and that includes a few improvements, such as highlighting of search words in the message text. Unlike search mechanisms at other discussion boards that are based upon MySQL, the minimum word size will be 3 characters instead of 4, which means you'll be able to search for the ubiquitous TLA (Three Letter Acronym).
--Percy

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straightree
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Message 5 of 5 (485689)
10-10-2008 5:08 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by Parasomnium
10-09-2008 5:39 PM


Re: Look at the message numbers
Yes, thank you, the trick is the number.

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