Plant Database forum: Search brings up wrong info

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 4, 2014 6:32 PM CST
Doing a search for 7' blooms, rust resistant, 1.0 ranking .
I pull up 4.75, 3.75 and other sizes along with some 7" ones.
Doing the same search but for 8" blooms brings up "Spacecoast Tiny Perfection" with a 2.87 inch bloom.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 5, 2014 11:29 AM CST
If you include more than one factor in your search, you will get results that include ANY of the search criteria, not ALL of them.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 5, 2014 12:11 PM CST
Say What??? Confused
Do a search for 6" blooms, rust resistant, 1.0 ranking see what shows up, Do the same for 7 and 8 in. blooms and see what shows.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 5, 2014 12:21 PM CST
That's what I ran into when I was searching the roses database, if I put in multiple search criteria. I wonder if you're getting those results because the number shows up in any position in the size. I see your search for 7" blooms brought up 4.75 and 3.75.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 5, 2014 2:25 PM CST

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woofie said:If you include more than one factor in your search, you will get results that include ANY of the search criteria, not ALL of them.


Actually it should be the opposite. It matches ALL of the factors, not any.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 5, 2014 3:08 PM CST
Hmmm, did you change something lately, Dave? As I mentioned, that's what I seemed to be finding doing searches in the Roses database, but that's been a while back.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 5, 2014 3:31 PM CST

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I haven't changed how the "Search by characteristics" feature works for a very long time.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 5, 2014 5:21 PM CST
Ok, may just be corrupt data! Just wanted to make sure I was not the one confused...as is usually the case. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Mar 5, 2014 7:27 PM CST

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That happened because someone mistakenly listed Dahlia-flowered zinnia as a synonym instead of as a common name. I've removed the synonym. Thanks for finding the error. Smiling
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Mar 5, 2014 8:58 PM CST
Those darn synonyms always caused me problems in school too! Thumbs up
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 5, 2014 9:10 PM CST
zuzu,
Dahlia-flowered zinnia? I like them planted with daylilies, but they don't seem to mix to well in the data base? Shrug!

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