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#1 2016-05-24 18:54:35

Registered: 2016-05-24
Posts: 3

Complex search possibilities


Is it possible to combine AND and OR matching in a search?

We are hoping to implement a custom advanced search panel on the home page.  Some of the fields will reference vocabularies where the searcher might want to find a match in several selected categories (OR).  At the same time, they might choose a single keyword or enter a bit of text to match (AND).

i.e. can the advanced search be run to achieve:

      ( field1=cat1 OR field1=cat5 OR field1=cat28 ) AND ( field2=text-to-match)

And if so, can someone give an example!?  :)

Many thanks



#2 2016-09-22 14:19:55

Third Light Staff
Registered: 2013-06-06
Posts: 23

Re: Complex search possibilities

Hi Mike,

I think you would have to perform two searches in the API, and manually combine the results (essentially, building a search to send to the JSON API in two separate requests to emulate the logic you've described!).

Best wishes


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