It's finding all the files with any part of that search term in them. This is how it works.
Thanks Jim. Do you mean that it will find anything with any of those characters?
If I search for the number "0" I would expect it to find both "2012" and "2013." But, if I search for "2012" I expect it to ONLY find "2012," not both. I assume that since the string of characters in the example above is unique, then it would not return anything except that exact term. Or, am I to understand that, for example, searching for "2012" would return anything with the number "2"
So, is there a way to force it to ONLY find that complete term? Is there a place in the Premiere documentation that explains this in detail?
For clarification - the search
2012-07-29 Sun- Canon
works as expected (returns only items with "2012-07-29 Sun- Canon" in the comments)
But a search for
returns all items with the above string, but also items marked:
2012-08-01 Wed plus earlier- Sony
Looks like for numbers it's less specific than it is for letters.
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".
Even if I add a special character to the search (and to one of the clips), it still finds nearly all videos
2012-07-29$ Mon and Tues- Sony
2012-08-01 Wed plus earlier- Sony (total 800 files, of what should be 1)
On the other hand, if I add "this is a te$$t" to one of the metadata fields in one video clip, a search for
this is a te$$t
will return exactly one video, as expected.
In other words, for the first search, I'm certain that all of the other 799 files do NOT have a "$" in the metadata anywhere, and certainly not in the above order.
OK, so it appears to work differently for letters and any non-letter character.