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Return results where search term is a folder name or in file path [message #475] Tue, 14 February 2017 22:57 Go to next message
Leah Ford
Messages: 1
Registered: February 2017
Junior Member
Hi - I'm wondering how I can return results for file paths or folder names
that include my search term.

For example if I search the term "chemical A" I'd like to return results
like

.../user/chemicals/chemical-A/...

and

.../user/chemicals/chemical-A/img-001.png

Currently, neither the folder Chemical-A nor img-001.png show up in my
results.

Thanks!
Re: Return results where search term is a folder name or in file path [message #476 is a reply to message #475] Tue, 14 February 2017 23:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Atlas
Messages: 87
Registered: August 2009
Member
I think this happening by default. When you search for a term, it will
search for that term in the file's path as well. So if you store a file
named X under a file named Y, and then search for the term "Y", the file
named X will come up even though Y is no where in its content or name. It
works most of the time, but the behavior seems a bit unpredictable.

I really want to search for terms in the path name as well.

-Dat

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 1:57 PM, Leah Ford wrote:

> Hi - I'm wondering how I can return results for file paths or folder names
> that include my search term.
>
> For example if I search the term "chemical A" I'd like to return results
> like
>
> .../user/chemicals/chemical-A/...
>
> and
>
> .../user/chemicals/chemical-A/img-001.png
>
> Currently, neither the folder Chemical-A nor img-001.png show up in my
> results.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> --
>
> ---
>
Re: Return results where search term is a folder name or in file path [message #478 is a reply to message #475] Fri, 17 February 2017 20:03 Go to previous message
FoxTrot Engineering
Messages: 348
Registered: April 2020
Senior Member
Leah Ford wrote:

> Hi - I'm wondering how I can return results for file paths or folder names
> that include my search term.

The parent folder name (but not higher parent folders in the path) is indexed as a metadata. With FoxTrot Pro, you can search:
[any metadata or filename] [includes consecutive words] [chemical A]
This should find any file in a folder whose name contains "chemical A", but will also find files whose name or maybe some other metadata attribute contains "chemical A".
You can add a second criterion:
[filename] [does not include consecutive words] [chemical A]
to remove those containing the string in the filename.

> Currently, neither the folder Chemical-A nor img-001.png show up in my
> results.

Maybe the relevance slider (i.e. "1,000 most relevant items), or another categorization filter, prevent them to be shown?


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