Ticket #860 (new Enhancement)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

dm4-webclient: improve rendering of search results

Reported by: Malte Owned by: jri
Priority: Major Milestone: Release 4.8
Component: DeepaMehta Standard Distribution Version: 4.7
Keywords: Cc:
Complexity: 3 Area:
Module: deepamehta-webclient


After using the "By Text" search the search results on the right side reveal little information on which item might be the one i am searching for.

Each entry could, for example provide immediate infos:

  • how it relates to my search query (e.g. show words before and after _each_ hit in the field)
  • allow sorting of the search results by "last modifeid", "created" and alphabetical timestamps
  • which topic type matched the search query (e.g. might be a child topic of a searchable unit)
  • in which workspace the searchable unit currently lies
  • when it was last modified (sorting of that list by last modified)

Just to name a few hints which come to my mind, so that i could make a more informed selection and not just "feel lucky" when i have, for example, ten notes in my resultset.

Just wanted to note this down here as some user feedback.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Malte

Furthermore, to expand on this, since a "By Text" search result set may be composed of topics of many types, reducing the result set, to e.g. just "Persons" or "Web Resources" as a step of iterative refinement of my text search becomes useful in datasets where there are already just 100s of entries (in address- and notebook).

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