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Edited: May 14, 2015, 12:19pm Top

Blog post: http://blog.librarything.com/main/2015/05/advanced-search-option/

A small thing, but it completes the feature, I think.

Development work mostly by ccatalfo.

May 14, 2015, 12:12pm Top

(Starts stop watch)

May 14, 2015, 12:57pm Top

I like that I can search on title or author separately without having to remember the syntax.

May 14, 2015, 1:10pm Top

Finally, I can search for Title OR Author without having struggling to separate the results. I still think it's kind of odd to bundle them as a pair, but at least now I can have it my way without straining to remember something I use too little to develop expertise).

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'd still like a pony, or at least a few chickens.

May 14, 2015, 1:17pm Top

I'm confused. What's new here? Just an added UI to the existing functionality, right?

Edited: May 14, 2015, 4:26pm Top

Nice, but the Search button is broken in localised versions: https://www.librarything.com/pic/4839523

May 14, 2015, 3:44pm Top


Is there a way for me to add the advanced search box to my Home Page?

Also, can it be customized so that I can 'fix' the Any Fields if I want? I would find this much easier to use if, say, the first of the four boxes were fixed at Title, and the second at Author, with the third and fourth left free to key or choose..

May 14, 2015, 3:58pm Top

>5 lorax:

That's right. No new functionality, but it's an alternative to learning the grammar.

>6 anglemark:

K. Sec.

May 14, 2015, 4:32pm Top

Thanks! Fixed now.

May 14, 2015, 4:37pm Top

Yes, fixed.

May 21, 2015, 10:09pm Top

OK, when I try using this advanced search on our public catalogue (i.e. not logged in), it gives me search results in Tim Spalding's books and not from our books!

As we are an institution most of the searching is done through the public catalogue so this is a problem.

Nice to see what books you have though Tim!

May 22, 2015, 8:00am Top


May 22, 2015, 8:16am Top

And signed in, trying to use this in someone else's catalogue gives me my own catalogue, and the collection I was last using rather than the 'any' I left in the form.

May 22, 2015, 9:49am Top

Assigned to ccatalfo.

May 22, 2015, 10:49am Top

>11 SLALS-VUW: Should be fixed.

>12 anglemark: Also should be fixed.

May 22, 2015, 11:01am Top

>13 MarthaJeanne: , >15 ccatalfo: That looks right.

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