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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-02327: Perl 5.26
SID-02325: Main page is not loading properly.
SID-02324: Risk Adjusted NPV Task Priority Manager
SID-02323: Error on creating a new project, using ProjectPlanner Plugin
SID-02322: Failed to load DASHBOARD variable
SID-02321: Twiki search results ranking - users demanding a replacement
SID-02320: Multiple web search pagination options
SID-02316: Apache 2.4 incorrectly handling twiki .pl files
SID-02309: TWiki Configuration not saved
SID-02306: GMTIME problem
SID-02303: Need to include twiki code only on button click
SID-02300: PDF's not displayed
SID-02299: Editing a topic. Cursor moves to end of file
SID-02298: Want to know about TWiki and have some queries

Status Answered:
SID-02319: How to make an TWiki Application (simplier examples)?
SID-02318: List of ALL variables
SID-02317: Cannot find FORM vars and functions referred to in docs
SID-02315: Redirection of emails for invalid user accounts.
SID-02314: Moving TWiki-5.1.4 from RHEL5 to RHEL6
SID-02313: Missing quote in markup on TWiki
SID-02312: Plugin area in config missing
SID-02311: Group write permission to /twiki/ - not working
SID-02310: Rename application doesn't update referring links
SID-02308: Cannot send email with SMTP
SID-02307: Want no auth check for editformfield updates
SID-02305: When purchasing latest twiki on paypal, where is DL Link?
SID-02304: TWiki link problem
SID-02302: Search finds the text in Parent-Topic-Name
SID-02301: how to have a password field in tiwki forms

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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