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Re: My Logbook Finds - alphabetically
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Reply to: #971571 by Trailhead Tessie
Feb 16, 2019 12:08pm
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at least if I knew the name of the box started with the letter "R" I could pretty quickly narrow down where that was in my logbook.

That still sounds like a lot of work when you can run a search for all boxes that start with the letter R that you've found--sorted alphabetically.

I get it--you want to be able to search your logbook and not actually "run" a real search. I'm sorry you consider searches on AQ a hassle. How can I make the search page easier for you use? It really is the best way to search for boxes.

The logbook is just... a logbook. Literally, a list of boxes. The first version of it didn't even let you sort them alphabetically or by owner or anything. Those were improvements I added later based on suggestions, but it's just a list of boxes. That's all it's ever been. Searches are for the search page.

-- Ryan
Re: My Logbook Finds - alphabetically
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Reply to: #971576 by Quarry
Feb 16, 2019 12:43pm
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You aren’t doing anything wrong. My first find was in 2000 and I just hit F1000 last year.

Warrior Woman
it’s not about the numbers
Re: My Logbook Finds - alphabetically
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Reply to: #971569 by Janila
Feb 16, 2019 6:04pm
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Changes like this make me happy that my REAL logbook is an excel spreadsheet that I have maintained for 15 years.

That reminds me... I've been meaning to create a way for people to do just that and it's now live! Look for links to download finds, plants and attempts at the bottom of your profile page.

The data comes straight out of the database without any attempt at formatting stuff to look pretty. Very bare-bones, but for anyone who wants to do this, you can! =)

-- Ryan
Re: My Logbook Finds - alphabetically
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Reply to: #971580 by Green Tortuga
Feb 16, 2019 7:10pm
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Maybe I'm just missing something, but I can't get your example search to work for me. I go to advanced search and put a single letter in the box name field, and I only get boxes with that single letter alone in their name. I don't get a list of "begins with" or "includes".
Re: My Logbook Finds - alphabetically
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Reply to: #971609 by Rocket Raider
Feb 16, 2019 7:28pm
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Maybe I'm just missing something, but I can't get your example search to work for me. I go to advanced search and put a single letter in the box name field, and I only get boxes with that single letter alone in their name. I don't get a list of "begins with" or "includes".

Try inserting a carat--^--before the single letter.

More info about basic search

I should confess that I didn't know this. Your post got me curious enough to go digging.
Re: My Logbook Finds - alphabetically
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Reply to: #971613 by Dawnkey
Feb 16, 2019 8:21pm
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Thanks!
Re: My Logbook Finds - alphabetically
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Reply to: #971613 by Dawnkey
Feb 16, 2019 9:27pm
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Your post got me curious enough to go digging.

There's a lot of good stuff for people who dig. *nodding* =)

-- Ryan
Re: My Logbook Finds - alphabetically
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Reply to: #971619 by Green Tortuga
Feb 17, 2019 4:52am
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And Dawnkey is very good at doing that. I'm glad to be a boxing buddy with her.
Re: My Logbook Finds - alphabetically
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Reply to: #971619 by Green Tortuga
Feb 17, 2019 4:57am
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There's a lot of good stuff for people who dig.

Maybe it helps that I used to be an archaeologist. :)
Re: My Logbook Finds - alphabetically
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Reply to: #971509 by Trailhead Tessie
Feb 17, 2019 9:54am
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Including unlisted (there would need to be a way to add location for those)

I found all my unlisted finds from my profile page, by choosing Traditional, 500, and Alphabetical. The resulting list began with all the unlisted boxes, in alpha order.
Re: My Logbook Finds - alphabetically
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Reply to: #971607 by Green Tortuga
Feb 17, 2019 9:09pm
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Look for links to download finds, plants and attempts at the bottom of your profile page.

Cool feature!

Typo noted: When you click the 'finds' option, it saves the file as "plants". It really is the finds list, though.
Re: My Logbook Finds - alphabetically
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Reply to: #971680 by BaliWho
Feb 17, 2019 10:30pm
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When you click the 'finds' option, it saves the file as "plants". It really is the finds list, though.

Thanks! It's been fixed! =)

-- Ryan