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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: 4 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-02249: Error installing Twiki - POSIX tzset not implemented
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SID-02239: Is it possible to update draw.io diagrams from tWiki Pages
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SID-02225: Deleting Users From Twiki
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Status Answered:
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
SID-02245: TWiki Email Configuration with SSL/TLS
SID-02244: Actiontracker not working
SID-02243: How to re-register an old user?
SID-02241: Language pt_BR
SID-02240: Question about Form Attributes
SID-02238: Twiki pointing to wrong URL
SID-02237: Authentication against Windows 2012AD from Linux install
SID-02236: Is it possible for a topic to contain more than one form?
SID-02235: how to change logo in my twiki
SID-02234: TopicList excluding topic names selected by cards
SID-02233: Reading/Views rights plus comments right
SID-02232: How do you remove a Plugin you installed
SID-02231: When save I receive that ERROR!
SID-02230: How can I set image to box title
SID-02229: WysiwygPlugin/tml2html Retrieval Error
SID-02227: Skype/chat integration with Twiki?
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SID-02224: There has been a problem adding your user id to the Password
SID-02223: Spreadsheet Plugin - LIST2HASH Empty List Entries
SID-02221: Can't start Twiki today

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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