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Jul 2016
jessica-s
@jessica-s
Jul 27 2016 03:15
Hi, I'm pretty new to building advanced search forms in Providence and how to best use the 'Browse' function. First question - is there any more wiki advice on searching and browsing except for the 'Searching and Browsing' page? Second - I'm assuming the the items listed in 'Browse' be defined? Where is the editor for it?
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Jul 27 2016 03:16
You can configure the browse in the browse.conf file
The search syntax is described here: http://docs.collectiveaccess.org/wiki/Search_Syntax
We are starting a push to create a new set of non-wiki, narrative documentation
If you have specific questions on search and browse (or anything else really) write them down and send them to us, and we'll try to answer them in these new docs
or we'll just answer them :-)
jessica-s
@jessica-s
Jul 27 2016 04:02
thanks so much @collectiveaccess :)
jessica-s
@jessica-s
Jul 27 2016 04:18
Hi @collectiveaccess, another question before I start compiling a list of queries into one doc (should I send it via the support forum?) Is there a way to export from Browse? E.g. If I want to search for entities with a 'donor' role and then export that to excel.. would be easier for staff to do it like that rather than using a search syntax
CollectiveAccess
@collectiveaccess
Jul 27 2016 04:18
Send the list to me please (seth@collectiveaccess.org)
Yes, you can export from browse just the same as from search
there's an icon on the upper right hand side of the search and browse results that reveals all of the options
they include export to configured formats with mappings (eg. XML based formats) as well as Excel, Word, TAB, CSV, etc
jessica-s
@jessica-s
Jul 27 2016 04:35
No worries. Hmm I don't have any icons on the Browse page, only in Search and Advanced Search..