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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: 3 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-02118: More of a Variable Question, actually...
SID-02113: Need help in configuring the web page for knowledge sharing
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SID-02094: Though External IP can't access view page
SID-02093: Textarea

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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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