In-line search of Topics List

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In-line search of Topics List

Postby JPG » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:44 am

Hi Tim,

Having purchased the 'Dictionary of Bible Themes' I notice a slight deficiency in BA's 'Search Topics List'
Maybe you already thought of this, but searching in-line for matching text as you type would allow you to search for heading words in this useful module.

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Re: In-line search of Topics List

Postby Tim » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:00 pm

Yes, I hope to update the Topics search method. It will search now but only from the beginning of the topic string. In the case of the DBT, a number. It would be better if it would look for the string within the topic.
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Re: In-line search of Topics List

Postby JPG » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:50 pm

Thanks for considering.

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Re: In-line search of Topics List

Postby JPG » Sat May 04, 2013 2:36 am

Tim wrote:Yes, I hope to update the Topics search method. It will search now but only from the beginning of the topic string. In the case of the DBT, a number. It would be better if it would look for the string within the topic.


Hi Tim, did this miss 4.7 I don't see a list drop down as the (Alt+q) box produces, when I type into the Dictionary window topic list box.
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Re: In-line search of Topics List

Postby Tim » Sat May 04, 2013 5:26 am

It is in 4.7, just not as a Suggestion Box.

The Topics List is a fixed list so when typing it will scroll to the nearest hit.

The way it works is it will search the beginning of each topic for the string entered in the Topics Entry. If there are no hits it will search within each topic for a hit.

For instance, with the Dictionary of Bible Themes and the new Exhaustive Library of Bible People, the topics are prefixed with a number like "994-David." If one types "david" in the entry, "994-David" will be selected in the list.

In the case where the entered string may be in an undesired entry, simply put a dash before the string, like "-david."
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Re: In-line search of Topics List

Postby JPG » Sat May 04, 2013 7:41 am

OK, I see, thanks. However it wasn't how I imagined.
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