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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-02144: Comment Plugin: Use emailto-parameter
SID-02143: ExecutePlugin EXECUTE ERROR: Script named 'uppercase' not found
SID-02142: How do I add a custom button or context menu entry?
SID-02140: After upgrading to Twiki 6, WebTopicCreate is not working.
SID-02138: Wikiusername not displayed after authentication
SID-02136: Error when browsing to server
SID-02135: interface problem
SID-02130: Failed to include URL error
SID-02128: Links are failing from TWiki
SID-02127: TWiki application is running Very slow
SID-02124: Move the attachments section to the right

Status Answered:
SID-02141: using edittable within jqtabpane
SID-02139: Missing pub files during BackupRestorePlugin
SID-02137: % TOC % Variable using !!
SID-02134: UModel attachments in TWiki
SID-02133: internal server Error
SID-02132: BlogAddOn installed but no documentation on how to enable
SID-02131: Automatic Watchlist Addition on Topic Creation
SID-02129: Failed to load the perl module CGI qw(:any).
SID-02126: Web Notification Keep Sending for No Changes
SID-02125: Can no longer run configure for existing installation
SID-02123: Cpu utilization is high
SID-02122: Configuration files of Twiki
SID-02121: Is it possible to disable auto-links for certain WikiWords?
SID-02120: WebStatistics Not Working
SID-02119: Comment
SID-02118: More of a Variable Question, actually...
SID-02117: /bin/configure shows only text
SID-02116: OBJECTPLUGIN won't play mp4 videos
SID-02115: Unable to install: LocalSite.cfg path, software error

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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