Searching with multiple tags

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07 May, 2008 07:02 PM

Am I missing something incredibly obvious?

I have a ticket tagged "p1" and "friending" (and some other tags). I have another ticket tagged "p1" but not "friending".

If I search with "tagged:p1,friending" it doesn't find the ticket (despite what the help pages say).

If I search with "tagged:p1 tagged:friending" it comes back and shows me tickets that are /not/ tagged "friending", and the message says "Found 2 results for tickets tagged with p1" as if it ignored "friending".

Help... I am completely baffled.


  1. 1 Posted by Will Duncan on 08 May, 2008 12:53 AM

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    I actually didn't know the current answer to this one, so I tried for like 20 minutes and kept coming up short.

    try searching for this

    tagged:p1 tagged "friending"

    I don't know as to the accuracy of the results, but it seems to be working for it. It is possible, but its been in low demand and is still a little awkward for some reason.

  2. 2 Posted by dwhsix on 08 May, 2008 12:56 AM

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    Huh. That was basically the first kind of search I thought of doing. "Show me the high priority items for this component." I guess I'm going to continue giving lighthouse a shot, but at the moment I'm a little underwhelmed...

  3. 3 Posted by Will Duncan on 08 May, 2008 01:02 AM

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    well search two tags in Lighthouse isn't an OR thing, so Rick just told me.

    When you search for the two tags, it has to have both present, so only those with tag1 and tag2 will show up, but the query is odd to me.

    You asked the one search question I can't answer in confidence off the top of my head, but I'll find out the answer to this for you.

    Overall, what makes you underwhelmed with the Lighthouse?

  4. 4 Posted by Will Duncan on 08 May, 2008 03:40 AM

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    Multi tag searching appears to be working fine. I'll have to ask Rick why your results may be inaccurate.

    The correct query is indeed:

    tagged:p1 tagged:friending

  5. 5 Posted by Jason LeMoine on 11 Jun, 2008 08:57 PM

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    Along these same lines, I think it would be useful to bring (at least a little) regex checking into the search. For instance, I assign tickets as new and a dev, fed, designer, etc. marks it as open once they begin to work on it. For several reasons, it's useful to have both states. Given this, I would like to do a search to the effect of "tagged:something state:[new|open]" I think introducing BASIC regex checking could be extremely helpful without bogging down less technical people with complicated details. This would also allow people to explicitly define whether or not they want an and or an or search, etc.

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