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Filtering searches involving multiple collections
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At the moment, selections for each individual filter are treated as an "OR" operation, and selections from different filters are treated as an "AND" operation. What this means, if is if I select two artists, Artist A and Artist B from the additional filters, and then I select Genre "Rock", this basically says: Find any song that has either Artist A or Artist B and has Rock as a genre. If you added a second Genre like Folk, then it would be, find any song that has either Artist A or Artist B and either Rock or Folk. Hopefully that makes sense.

What I want to do in the future is have an advanced search option for users where they can construct a more complex query, i.e. Artist="Artist A" AND "Artist B" OR Genre="Rock" OR Album = "Album A"

The reason I've avoided this so far is typing on a tablet is tedious so I didn't want users to have to try to type all that in with a virtual keyboard. Now that there is a Windows 10 version and many tablets have keyboard attachments or users can use a bluetooth keyboard, perhaps this isn't as big a deal.

Mike
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RE: Filtering searches involving multiple collections - by Zubersoft - 07-05-2021, 03:35 AM

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