Plant Database forum: Some tweaking required on search by characteristics

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 31, 2012 2:30 AM CST

Plants Admin

Dave, all of the "Other" checkboxes on the form for searching for roses by characteristics should be accompanied by a write-in field, and so should the "Bi-Color" and "Multi-Color" checkboxes in the "Bloom Color" section. Otherwise, the searcher will get a long list of roses with every possible "other" variation instead of just the one he or she is seeking.

Actually, all of this also applies to the searching by characteristics form in the Clematis database, and probably to all the other databases as well.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 31, 2012 11:12 AM CST

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Here's the search form:

http://garden.org/plants/group/roses/search/

I'm going to take a look at this.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 31, 2012 11:51 AM CST

Plants Admin

I think it's essential for narrowing down a search. Someone who's searching for a red and white bi-color bloom, for example, won't want to wade through a long list of plants with bi-color blooms of pink and white, orange and white, orange and yellow, etc.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 31, 2012 12:05 PM CST

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Okay, I have added this functionality to the search! Please give it a try and let me know if it's working the way you expect. Smiling
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 31, 2012 12:46 PM CST

Plants Admin

It's working beautifully for me, Dave.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 31, 2012 1:16 PM CST

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Fabulous!

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