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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-02059: TWiki on Gluster filestore
SID-02057: unix to windows twiki move
SID-02056: Radio button doesn't work as mandatory field
SID-02054: TWiki upgrade
SID-02052: Search with date conditions
SID-02049: DpSyntaxHighlighter is not highlighting html tags
SID-02048: Publish Twiki Page
SID-02047: different display of table in different browsers
SID-02045: Error was found by the version control system
SID-02044: Can I add an anchor to every headline?
SID-02043: Logging failing - perl error
SID-02042: Installation fails - folder /pub/... cannot be created
SID-02039: Problem with regex
SID-02037: not able to open twiki(error-file not found)
SID-02034: version and text file are out of sync
SID-02033: Number of Topics below Parent-Topic
SID-02032: Apache 2.4X LDAP
SID-02030: LdapContrib not recognising Net::LDAP installed

Status Answered:
SID-02055: indexed search with attachments?
SID-02053: How to filter search results by the date in a formfield
SID-02051: Changing the logo in the upper left corner
SID-02046: SEARCH: URLPARAM multiple attribute causes syntax error
SID-02041: Registration form
SID-02040: Mail Error
SID-02036: WebTopMenu display problem with custom menu
SID-02035: Header format
SID-02031: Display form field of a referenced topic in formatted search

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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