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Search function - Searching for Housenumbers 5 months 5 days ago #1

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Hey,
i got a question. I want to use the extended search for searching for adresses.
Now i got the problem, that when i look for an adress like "xyz 2" it also gives me adresses "xyz 20", "xyz 21", "xyz231",... you got the idea.

I tried regular expressions with "/xyz 2/", "xyz 2$", and a few others, none worked.

How do i have to formulate the search string so it gives me just the wanted adress of "xyz 2"?

Thx
Martin
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Search function - Searching for Housenumbers 5 months 5 days ago #2

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> I want to use the extended search

Do you mean the "Batch update" module?
This is the only place that you can use regular expressions.

The pattern to match a word-break is "\b", so try searching for "xyz 2\b"
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Search function - Searching for Housenumbers 5 months 5 days ago #3

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Hey,
thx for your answer.

What is the batch update module, is this an addon? Because i don't find it there.
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Search function - Searching for Housenumbers 5 months 5 days ago #4

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well.... found the batch update module.

regular expressions work, it now shows me the exact address.

Only thing is that it's not very... showable
Would be better to have such a function for the normal search-results where you can sort them and stuff like this
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Search function - Searching for Housenumbers 5 months 5 days ago #5

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Maybe it would be possible to add to the extended search/address an choice with "exact term" ?
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Search function - Searching for Housenumbers 5 months 5 days ago #6

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You keep saying "the extended search"

There is no "extended search" in webtrees. What exactly do you mean by this?

> Only thing is that it's not very... showable

The "batch update" module is intentionally restricted to administrators. You probably do not want your average users doing bulk-updates with regular expresssions.
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Search function - Searching for Housenumbers 5 months 5 days ago #7

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changed my language: it's under search/advanced search
there you can add under "add more fields" a field for Address

For fields like "Surename" you can choose if you want the search term to be "exact" or "sounds like".
It would be great to have the option "exact" for the address field too.
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