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    Suzie Prince

    Hi


    We do have requirements captured in our backlog for filtering the search as you suggested. I have moved this feature request to the request forum so others may see it has been requested and captured.


    One thing that might be useful for you to know is that you can include the card type name in the search and this will also be used to refine the search results for you.


    Thanks Suzie

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    Dan Copeland

    Is there a way to search only within wiki pages?


    If not, I'd like to request one - maybe a keyword as well as a filter that can be applied to the results.

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    Suzie Prince

    Hey Dan


    There is currently no way to limit the search to anything including wiki pages. I have added your request to this story in our backlog.


    - Suzie

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    Suzie Prince

    FYI there are other search requests here. Just linking these together so everyone can see the extent of what has been requested.

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    BP

    Any progress on this? Doesn't seem like a huge thing to ask, given that almost every mingle page includes the ability to filter on anything. I throw my support behind this request. The original comment was posted in February, and I can't imagine that this was the first time someone thought that it would be useful to be able to filter searches.


    Even being able to filter out version control revisions or closed cards would be a huge improvement. Not to mention being able to sort-by (e.g. dates, statuses). Basically, we can't find anything via search and have to resort to other means. It's pretty frustrating.

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    Suzie Prince

    Hi there


    As I am sure you are aware we receive lots of feature requests as well as feedback on existing features and have to balance all such requests when prioritising what to work on. Therefore, although we have heard this request and other similar requests, we have been unable to add any additional functionality in this area. We continue to assess all feature requests in light of each other and I will ensure that your request for this feature is heard by the team when we next prioritise.


    Thanks for the feedback.


    - Suzie

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    Jeffrey R. Souza

    I'd like to vote for more advanced search options as well. Here are some I'd use if provided.


    1) Have it only look at the current version of cards, not all versions.


    I'm trying to replace two lines that appear in many of our story cards because our project name changed. So I search for a unique string that I know is in one of the lines and it finds cards that match. Problem is after I make the change, those cards keep showing up in the search because the string was in a previous version of the cards. I was hoping that after I fixed them all there'd be no cards resulting from the search, so I'd know I got them all. But the only way for that to work is if I could specify in the search that it only pay attention to the latest version of all the cards. As it is now when I click View or Edit on a card that matched but that I already changed, the card shown doesn't in fact match the search criteria which is misleading.


    2) I'd like to have it only look at cards whose Status field is set to a selected list of values, like all but "Closed" and "Not Set". If not a way to select individual values, I'd settle for just relative ranks, like "In Development or higher" or "lower than Ready For Testing".


    3) In the search results, actually show a snippet of the part of the card that matched the search criteria in bold type or otherwise highlighted so we can see if it really is what we seek. Something like this (assume my search was for the word "MagicTrumpet"):


    Story #67 Update SVN Repository (modified 18 days ago)


    Properties: Added On: 03/02/2010, Analysis Started On: 03/03/2010, Analysis Completed On: 03/04/2010, Development Started On: 03/04/2010, Feature - Feature: #81 Enhance Software Development Team's Build System, Feature - Product Set: #66 IT Support for Development, Planning - Sprint: #149 Brainchild (Charles), Priority: iv, Status: Ready for Analysis, Story Points: 5


        ... get the approval of the CM team then a final "Go" from the MagicTrumpet project program manager. Then at the monthly ...


    4) Be able to set the sort criteria on the results returned, like descending card number order, or ascending rank on a given managed list property. You could do that by just returning the search results in a standard list view and let me add columns that I could then click to sort. But that would kind of rule out suggestion number 3 above unless you could work that in as another column.

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    Stone

    A rather simple change that would yield a big enhancement for us is to respect "" when doing a string search.  I'm looking for cards about our expiration rules.  When I search for that I get all cards that contain the words "expiration" or "rules" .... I really need cards with the specific string "expiration rules"


    AND I really like the comments about ignoring non-current versions of cards, plus sort options (putting the results in a list view would be awesome)


    Google search has some nice elements that you could be inspired by, if you want to keep search in a single input box.  search hints like + and - would help, or intitle:string or indescription:string


    Missing the "explicit string" is a huge gap.  I get a lot of complaints from users that they "can't find anything unless it's in this sprint"  Historical content is tough to mine.

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    Stone

    OK, we're coming up on 3 years since this request was opened and you gave the boilerplate response of


    "We do have requirements captured in our backlog for filtering the search as you suggested. I have moved this feature request to the request forum so others may see it has been requested and captured."


    And nearly 2 years since you apologized for not improving the search features.


    What is the progress on this feature?  We have rolled Mingle deep into our organization.  Our main project has 4,000 cards in it and we just doubled our development organization.  The inability to efficiently search the backlog is making Mingle unusable.  While a search form would be great for the more casual users, the advanced users need a tool now.  How hard is it to support this in MQL:


    type = story and name like "%foo%"

    -stone

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    Jay Mitchell

    Hi Stone,


    Do you want LIKE in MQL because you are frustrated with Mingle search results, or because this is a feature that you would like to have? I.e., if Mingle search had the other features you have suggested, would it still be important for you to have LIKE in MQL?


    I don't have much more to add about priority than what Suzie has already stated. It is a higher priority now than it was when she first replied. We have fixed search bugs, and have improved search performance in the last few years. At the same time, for some instances we realize that we need to improve search relevance. We have looked into different ways to improve search relevance and have recently experimented with changes to the search algorith, but right now I don't have any announcements.


    Thanks,
    Jay 

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    mattgow

    I'm still a big advocate of adding free text search to filtered views and/or adding filters to free text searches.


    From my personal perspective, putting "LIKE" into MQL would be a useful hack in lieu of getting filters and searches to play nice with each other. Could possibly use such a capability to whip up a Macro that would emulate good searching features via the MQL API.

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    Stone

    I think having a LIKE clause would be useful independant of enhancing the general search.  I have enough bookmarks saved w/ mql instead of using the UI for more advanced searches/queries, but very few of us use that advanced function - but everyone complains about searching...

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    Melissa Doerken

    Hi All,

     

    Take a look at what's new in our latest release, Mingle 12.2. In addition to the search improvements we made in Mingle 12.1, we now also provide the option to index text, numeric and user properties so you can more easily locate cards that have a specific property or property value. Check it out and let us know what you think. We'd love to hear how it helps improve your work :)

     

    Cheers,

    Melissa

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