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It would be great to have a full-text search capability, but limited to a particular field. For example, find all occurrences of “Edward” in a particular multi-line text field.
Would searching on a view that only included the field of interest work?
I’m not sure what you really mean by full-text search and how you would like to invoke it.
Now, what I would really like is a lucene-style search syntax that might allow “field_name:value” where value could involve patterns, stemming, etc.
Since I’m in an “ask santa” mode, full lucene-style searches on attachments, also.
I guess creating a special purpose, one column, view would work, but I was hoping for something more general than that.
I agree with your suggestion for a “field_name: value” search syntax. That would be great. I have no particular need to search attachments, but I certainly wouldn’t want to stand in the way of you searching them. :slightly_smiling_face:
For anyone else looking at how to limited search to a particular field ?
I’ve implemented a web application search by fetching a specific Airtable Table and then indexing the result by a particular field (i can more fields if needed).
It works pretty well for a order client here on fiverr : https://www.fiverr.com/newpixjob/set-up-a-airtable-workspace-and-build-a-custom-app-and-forms
Check out the demo here :
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One of the options is to extract the text from PDF attachments and add it to Airtable as text. When you do this, you will be able to search through your attachments.
Is there any update on this?