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RM 1.0 Are custom fields searchable? What about having a Resource in multiple categories?

Discussion in 'Resource Manager Support' started by SchmitzIT, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    The new custom fields are great. I just would like to know whether or not the new custom fields will be searchable?

    I.e. If I have an extra custom field added to the RM, will users be able to restrict the results of a search to only those resources that match the custom field values supplied?

    Another question I have is whether I can somehow add a resource to multiple categories? I.e. Microsoft Access would classify as a Windows product, and a Database. Could I somehow add it to both categories, without having to duplicate the resource? If not, I'd happily suggest this in the appropriate forum :)
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    They're not currently searchable. One of the big issues tends to be performance as it's basically a full table scan to do anything with it (as they're not indexed/indexable) so there can be some concerns with exposing it to end users. Might change though.
    DeltaHF and SchmitzIT like this.
  4. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I liked it there.

    It'd be awesome if consideration could be given to it. It'd make the RM more powerful. Perhaps a specific checkbox to have an index added for the new column (I haven't checked the fields out yet, but assume it'd be possible to add them as specific columns which would then allow for indexing) with an explanation of what it does?
    Ryan Mitchell likes this.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Indexing Custom content would help make the information more useful.
  6. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Beating a dead horse and reviving this thread but wanted to see if RM 1.2 has gained this functionality
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Nothing has changed - neither of the features mentioned have been implemented.
  8. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Thanks Brogan. I'm guessing combining RM with the Enhanced Search wouldn't do squat too right?
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It wouldn't make any difference as to what can be searched, no.

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