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Jan 26, 2013 7:13 PM CST
|I tried to search - Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' and had nothing come up for it. So, I tried to add the plant and this came up Mexican Sage (Salvia mexicana 'Limelight') . I can usually figure out what I've done wrong, but this time I'm stumped. |
I'm glad that it's already in the DB, but I'm wondering why it won't come up in a search.
Jan 26, 2013 7:22 PM CST
|You must have misspelled it in the search box. I can't think of any other reason.|
Jan 26, 2013 7:57 PM CST
|I thought that at first too, but I copied it and pasted it here directly from the box that originally came up empty. I just tried the copy/paste again and it worked, so it must have been one of those *passing strange* occurrences.|
Jan 26, 2013 8:22 PM CST
Jan 26, 2013 8:44 PM CST
Jan 27, 2013 7:37 AM CST
|Chelle, I checked the logs and found the problem. Instead of a single quote, you were entering a backtick around the word Limelight. The backtick looks like a quote mark but it is not. It's found under the tilde usually below the Esc key on your keyboard. The backtick doesn't have many uses and I'd recommend you disregard its presence.|
The single quote you want is on the same key that contains the double quote.
This is the query you ran:
You can see the backtick quotes slanting from the top right to the bottom left.
Remove those quotes altogether and your query will look like this:
and there's the plant.
Jan 27, 2013 8:31 AM CST
|Thanks, Dave. |
I often use copy/paste to reduce the likelihood of spelling errors, but I missed the double quote typo.
Jan 27, 2013 8:34 AM CST
|I'm just glad it wasn't a bug in the search.|
Jan 27, 2013 9:48 AM CST
|This is very common for me when I copy/paste a cv. name from other websites. I usually delete what look like single quotes now and I never type them in. FYI the same thing often happens when a plant has an x before the species name. I guess a lot of sites use a multiply sign(??).|
Jan 27, 2013 9:59 AM CST
dave said: I'm just glad it wasn't a bug in the search.
eclayne said:... FYI the same thing often happens when a plant has an x before the species name. I guess a lot of sites use a multiply sign(??).
Thanks for the info, Evan.
I hadn't thought about this one either.