Site Talk forum: Searching for Daylily Ed Brown

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Mar 13, 2015 11:38 AM CST
I wanted to add the Daylily Ed Brown to my plant list but the search feature was not finding it except by the last name (I guess). I found it in the list finally (link below to the list it gave me). I highlighted the name and copied it so I could add it to my plant list, but it did not show up in the search again (pic below). Could you take a look at this, please? Thanks!

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?ppid=181473&q=ed+br...


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Vickie
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 13, 2015 11:59 AM CST

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It doesn't really work to copy and paste a full name into your plant list because it needs to perform the search and you then select the plant from the list that it shows you.

An alternative and maybe easier way is to find the plant in the database and then click on the blue button that says "Add this plant to your list."
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 13, 2015 12:34 PM CST
I have posted on this before because I also had problems with daylilies with short names and Ed Brown was one of them.
Do your search as normal, the use the Control + F key and type in Ed Brown it will find it quickly!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 13, 2015 1:17 PM CST

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Yes, I recall that the system cannot search words that are less than 3 characters long. This is why Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Oh My') can't be found using the search engine. Eventually I'm going to need to find a solution to that limitation.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Mar 13, 2015 1:20 PM CST
Ignore spaces before or after two letter words? Just for the search function?
Donald
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
Mar 13, 2015 1:47 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

It's actually a limitation imposed by the search software I use for ATP. I index everything into a third party package called Sphinx which is then used as the internal search engine. It ignores everything less than 3 characters in length.

So fixing this limitation basically means writing a separate search engine for ATP...
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Mar 13, 2015 1:52 PM CST
Ah, not your own program. I thought maybe you could just tweak it and tell to ignore any spaces where the string of letters was less than three. Years and years ago, invisible embedded blanks used to cause workplace problems because, well they were invisible on a printout when they occurred at the end of a print line Big Grin . Before your time. It was a main frame computer serving an entire building.
Donald
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
Mar 13, 2015 2:05 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Yep, this is the downside of using any other programs. It's why I like to keep my stuff as much "in house" as possible, so I have full control. Anyway, one day Sphinx may fix the problem. Thankfully it's fairly rare to have 2 letter strings so this issue doesn't come up very often.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Mar 13, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Thanks for the explanation about the three character search. I have added H. Ed Brown to my list now using the blue box.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown

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