Update: added “parent:” search operator. Cheers!
Brilliant feature, Erica. Any plans to allow the user to use the search operator for more than one level of parent/child?
We’re thinking of either using an option to enable using the “parent:” operator for all levels of parents, or adding another operator (e.g. “ancestor:”) to explicitly do that.
Because searching in more levels will give more results, I’m not sure that everyone wants that.
Glad to hear you’re thinking about expanding this! I suggest going with the “ancestor” keyword, because they are separate use cases. For example, I use
parent:Waiting to easily find the items immediately under “Waiting” nodes. On the other hand I think I would would use
-ancestor:#comment to exclude entire sections of the document, e.g. for printing.
Yes I think I’d want these separate as well - having only ‘ancestor’ would remove some uses of the current ‘parent’ search (by polluting it with irrelevant results) which would be a shame
Edit: Would be lovely to have both though
But surely the amount of results in this type of search will be far less than the amount of results in a search without any qualifier?
And if we take the problem from another perspective :
Searching in the search.
I mean : you do your first search. Then in the search results, you can narrow your research with another research… and then again :