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SID-01302: Search and Categorize

Status: Answered Answered TWiki version: 5.0.2 Perl version:
Category: CategorySearch Server OS: Linux SLES 11 Last update: 5 years ago

I have topics with a formfield 'Category' and I need to do a single search and to display topics under different categories.

For example if I have topics under categories Apples Oranges and I need to display the topics under each category
Topic 1
Topic 3
Topic 4

Is there anyway to achieve something similar with a single search ?

-- RonMascarenhas - 2011-10-23

Discussion and Answer

You can do that by assigning each search hit to a SpreadSheetPlugin variable, using one variable per category.

Here is an example doing a SEARCH on the latest 30 support questions. We keep two spreadsheet variables: StatusAsked containing the list of topics with status "Asked", and StatusAnswered containing the list of topics with status "Answered". We then use the LISTMAP function to iterate over the list to create table rows showing all topics of a category:

Status Asked:
SID-02277: JQueryPlugin - JQTAB - parameter for heading (h1..h6)
SID-02275: ExplicitNumbering - Disabled - not view context
SID-02274: Using escape character in search string and variables
SID-02273: Deleted attachments are still visible
SID-02272: How I can create a plugin?
SID-02271: Error on redirect when sending email with SendEmailPlugin
SID-02264: Tables in Discussion forum add-in
SID-02263: LdapAuthorisationFailure
SID-02260: Syncing changes in TWiki.
SID-02259: Any plans to create an official docker image?
SID-02257: Regex searches in UserList search box
SID-02255: WYSIWYG Plugin is hanging
SID-02254: Free servers to host TWiki using OVF
SID-02252: Software Error
SID-02249: Error installing Twiki - POSIX tzset not implemented

Status Answered:
SID-02278: Display Members of a Group
SID-02276: Your Logo
SID-02270: Can't Run the configure, 404 error.
SID-02269: Restricting view access on a single page
SID-02267: Can't ask Support Question
SID-02262: How can we make the SendEmailPlugin work?
SID-02261: Using Table within Search
SID-02258: TinyMCE Plugin Installation Failure
SID-02256: GUI is not shown when navigating to http://server/do/configure
SID-02253: Newbie User guidance - where to look
SID-02251: twiki@examplePLEASENOSPAM.com email
SID-02250: Add or replace form missing
SID-02248: Exclude topic from a formatted search if formfield is blank
SID-02247: Apache feeds login information to twiki

View the raw topic for details.

-- PeterThoeny - 2011-10-24

Thanks Peter that solution suits me fine.

However just for my information , is there any way to generate the list, not knowing beforehand what the categories would be. For example there may be many categories or maybe the categories keep increasing and I don't want to have to edit the search every time.

-- RonMascarenhas - 2011-10-24

You could simply do a SEARCH and sort by the category, such as with order="formfield(Category)". Details in VarSEARCH.

-- PeterThoeny - 2011-10-25

-- RonMascarenhas - 2011-11-18

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Status Answered
Title Search and Categorize
SupportCategory CategorySearch
TWiki version 5.0.2
Server OS Linux SLES 11
Web server apache2
Perl version

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