Plant Database forum: Searching the semp database

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 15, 2013 7:15 PM CST
sandnsea2 said:Lynn,
I was trying to find all the semps with f/ in their name.
The search for some reason does not work???
We should be able to find all of these somehow.
Thanks


Dave is there a way to search for all sempervivum with f/ in the name?
Like this entry: Sempervivum tectorum subsp. boutignyanum f/Andorra
Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum (boutignyanum) from Andorra)
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 15, 2013 7:17 PM CST

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The search doesn't work with less than 3 characters. So you'll need more than just /f
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 15, 2013 8:41 PM CST
I tried f/a and it doesn't bring anything up. Will it not search using / symbol?
We have a number of semps that are named by the area they originated from. Thus the f/
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 15, 2013 10:12 PM CST

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I think you're right that it disregards the slash altogether.

I'm using a third party software tool to provide our search functionality and am limited by its feature set. This is one reason why for the most part, I write my own code.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 15, 2013 10:37 PM CST
Will that be changed in the future? Right now we can search for a list of semps under this criteria.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 16, 2013 5:45 AM CST

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It probably won't change in the near future because the software I'm using for our search is working very well, except for this limitation.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 16, 2013 6:49 AM CST
Okay. Smiling

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