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Searching finds a lot more than expected

Mar 3, 2013 5:48 AM

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I'm trying to find specific files which belong to a certain "Tape Name." I have entered multiple tape names in the "Tape Name" field in the metadata. When I search for the term:




which is used in about half of my "Tape Name" fields, and almost certainly a unique term, the search result finds nearly everything, including items labeled:


2012-08-01 Wed plus earlier- Sony


I've dug around to be sure that there aren't some rogue comments that have the exact search string above, but there aren't.


Simply put, it should only find about 300 files, but instead finds about 700.  What am I missing?

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    Mar 3, 2013 8:01 AM   in reply to PixelshotWDC2

    It's finding all the files with any part of that search term in them.  This is how it works.

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    Mar 3, 2013 1:37 PM   in reply to PixelshotWDC2

    Looks like for numbers it's less specific than it is for letters.

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    Mar 3, 2013 11:43 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    It may be ignoring the hyphens and acting on the multiple search parameters as "or" rather than "and". When the letters are included, they are being treated as "and".

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    Mar 4, 2013 7:40 AM   in reply to PixelshotWDC2

    OK, so it appears to work differently for letters and any non-letter character.

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