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    _Exact_ search?

    Team,

    It doesn't seem to be possible to search for an exact string.

    Example 1: I want to search for system.XML.dll (which by itself is a single string because it doesn't contain spaces?)
    The results contain anything like "system", "xml" or "dll", making this search useless.
    Same result when using quotes around the search string: "system.XML.dll"
    Example 2: search for "blink triggered on device" (<-- used quotes)
    The results contain any of the words "blink", "triggered", "on" or "device"
    The only valuable search results are the ones that contain the exact string.

    Sometimes I can use Google to search for an exact match: site:forums.homeseer.com "blink triggered on device"
    (not in this case, this is just an example)

    Is there any way to do an exact search?
    If not, why is it not enabled and can it be enabled?

    Cheers!
    DJ

    #2
    anyone?

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      #3
      The search engine on Vbulletin has always been extremely poor.

      Limitations
      Minimum Word Length: 3 Characters
      Can't search common words
      Can't search special characters (alpha numeric only)

      Your XML search containing . are not seen so split into 3 words.

      See also below.

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      Bottom line, you best bet is to continue to use Google.
      Jon

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        #4
        What jon00 said, plus some of these.
        HomeSeer Version: HS3 Pro Edition 4.2.6.0
        Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro - Desktop

        Enabled Plug-Ins
        AK Google Calendar 3.0.0.45,AK Smart Device 3.0.0.6,AK Weather 4.0.1.77,AmbientWeather 3.0.1.9,Big5 1.38.0.0,BLBackup 2.0.63.0,BLGData 3.0.55.0,BLLock 3.0.38.0,BLPlex 2.0.22.0,BLUPS 2.0.26.0,Device History 3.2.0.2,EasyTrigger 3.0.0.74,HSBuddy 3.25.614.1,mcsMQTT 5.21.4.1,MeiHarmonyHub 3.1.0.22,NetCAM 3.0.0.14,PHLocation 3.0.1.109,Restart 1.0.0.7,SDJ-Health 3.1.0.3,SDJ-VStat 3.1.0.7,TPLinkSmartHome 19.10.7.1,UltraCID3 3.0.6681.34300,UltraSighthoundVideo3 3.0.5960.36744,,Z-Wave 3.0.2.0

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          #5
          Thanks for the update!

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            #6
            Or just save yourself a lot of trouble and use Google's superior searching capabilities...

            Example:
            Google search --> site:forums.homeseer.com "_exact_ search"

            will pull up this exact message thread

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              #7
              Originally posted by TC1 View Post
              Or just save yourself a lot of trouble and use Google's superior searching capabilities...

              Example:
              Google search --> site:forums.homeseer.com "_exact_ search"

              will pull up this exact message thread
              I like your idea. But how do you get in declining date order(latest first)?

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                #8
                Originally posted by BobSpen View Post

                I like your idea. But how do you get in declining date order(latest first)?
                I don't believe google provides for date sorting of search results anymore.
                -Wade

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                  #9
                  BobSpen unfortunately Google removed the sort by date functionality some time ago, for various reasons (you can google them).

                  The only option we have left is time range, after you get your results you can click on Tools:

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                    #10
                    Thanks, good to know.

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