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    Searching the Lounge Mk II

    Further to the recent thread starting at <post:=737,408>post 737,408</post:>,

    Is it possible, in any way, to save a search?

    I often enough say to self "I know I responded to something about that recently", and enter search parameters as shown in the screen snapshot.
    I don't see the equivalent of the search url as I do with, say, a Google search.
    It's not a big deal.
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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    The Lounge itself doesn't have an option to save searches, but you can create and save your own search URLs, e.g. to search for the words lounge search with the AND option in the Lounge matters forum, within the last week, display the first 5 items:

    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...5&Old=1week

    Arguments start after http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.pl? and must be separated by &.
    Forum names are abbreviated; you can see the abbreviations in Main Index by hovering the mouse pointer over a forum name and looking at the Status Bar.
    Spaces in the search terms are specified as %20.
    Searchpage starts counting at 0.
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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    >you can create and save your own search URLs
    Thanks Hans. I'm sorry for the delay in responding with thanks. Three of my fiscal year-ends sprang on me yesterday. Thankfully I am now up to date for 2006, 2007 and 2008 and get back to the Real World.

    I essayed with some URLs, the results of which I lodge here for future reference.
    The lines tagged with "won't work" are an Exercise For The Reader. <img src=/S/thinks.gif border=0 alt=thinks width=15 height=15>
    I still need help with the forums criteria.
    The last block, of five lines, shows my efforts at snagging "All Forums", with no success.
    The main index does not, of course, have a forum called "All Forums".
    I tried an empty parameter, omitting the parameter, to no avail.

    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...mit=5&Old=1week

    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...it=5&Old=2weeks
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...mit=5&Old=2week won't work


    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...mit=0&Old=1year
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...mit=0&Old=1week

    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...mit=0&Old=1week won't work
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...mit=0&Old=1week won't work
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...mit=0&Old=1week won't work


    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...mit=0&Old=1week

    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...it=0&Old=3weeks

    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...it=0&Old=3weeks won't work
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...it=0&Old=3weeks


    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...it=0&Old=3weeks won't work
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...it=0&Old=3weeks


    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...it=0&Old=3weeks won't work
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...d=3weeks%20 won't work
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...it=0&Old=3weeks won't work
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...it=0&Old=3weeks won't work
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...it=0&Old=3weeks won't work

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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    The All Forums search for your username is already built. Go to the Main Index and mouse over your underlined username link on the right. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    >The All Forums search for your username is already built.

    aAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! <img src=/S/groan.gif border=0 alt=groan width=16 height=15>

    I needed that.
    Thanks Jefferson.

    There's a sort of balance here; it's always the people at the bright end of the spectrum who make me feel as if I've been shunted further towards the dimmer end.
    If possible.

    How did you learn that/work it out?
    At least I can open cans.

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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Yep, true.

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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    chrisgreaves,
    "How did you learn that/work it out?"

    Be curious and click on everything, especially if it got your name on it. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Searching for ones username is futile in this case ("I know I responded to something about that"), since it will only get posts where someone replies using the username, as in this post. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    >since it will only get posts where someone replies using the username
    Au contraire.
    (Unless I have dropped right off the dumb end)
    It gets me exactly what I want. I think its "brill":
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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    Correct.
    Mea Culpa; since you didn't have a nice <!post=blue line around "Search options",738530>blue line around "Search options"<!/post> I (too) quickly interpreted it as unchanged, thus using standard option "And", which would produce the result I mentioned. Mea Culpa. <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>

    But clicking on everything with ones name on, is still good (in most cases <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>). <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    >Mea Culpa;
    Then there's always the Thick Blue Line <img src=/S/stop.gif border=0 alt=stop width=26 height=24>

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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    If possible, would you please construct a url which will search in the VB / VBA forum for all posts by HansV containing the words early and binding? As an example.

    Alternatively, I have a vague recollection of being able to sort the search results by author. Can you advise how to achieve this if possible.

    Not only is my forgetter working well these days, but I'm concerned that my memory is becoming inventive in an attempt to compensate. <img src=/S/gramps.gif border=0 alt=gramps width=20 height=20>
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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    Unfortunately the lounge search capability is not this sophisticated. You can search by Username, or by content in the post, but not both at the same time.
    The best way to sort the results would probably be to cut and paste them to Excel!

    StuartR

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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    <hr>paste them to Excel<hr>

    Thank you Stuart. What an elegant approach.
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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    Hello Hans
    <hr>http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/dosearch.p...ge&Words=lounge search&Match=And&Searchpage=0&Limit=5&Old=1week
    <hr>
    I have been trying (unsuccessfully), to develop an equivalent statement which will open a specific post using the Post #.

    Can you help?

    Many thanks in advance.
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    Re: Searching the Lounge Mk II

    Does <!t>[Post: 747,595] - giving <post:=747,595>post 747,595</post:> - do what you want? (Copy and paste the post number directly from the post itself.)

    Or, from Threaded Mode, copy the URL from your address bar:
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthread...vc=1#Post747595
    and if you like, chop off the extraneous bit after the first reference to the post number:
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthread...e&Number=747595

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