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New advanced search syntax - contains:


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This was announced by @Shane D. here:

It includes a reference to https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208313828 for a list of all the items you can now use with contains: However this just has a list of the filters. The advanced search syntax documentation which is referenced from here has no mention of contains: at all.

So far my attempts to use contains: beyond the two specific examples given in that article and the three tasks searches mentioned in another post have been limited.

Is there a definitive list of what can be searched for and the actual terms to be used?

For example the filter for pdfs is called "PDF Files".

None of the following work for me:

contains:pdf
contains:"pdf files"
contains:PDFFiles
contains:PDF

For the record the following do work:

contains:address 
contains:url
contains:task
contains:taskCompleted
contains:taskNotCompleted

 

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@Mike P

The Help articles still need to be updated with a list of the corresponding search syntax for each contains filter.

Here's the list:

contains:address
contains:fileArchive
contains:attachment
contains:fileAudio
contains:calendarEvent
contains:enTodo
contains:enCodeblock
contains:contact 
contains:date
contains:fileDocument
contains:email
contains:enCrypt
contains:urlGoogleDrive
contains:fileImage
contains:numberInteger
contains:list
contains:numberReal  
contains:fileOffice
contains:enTodo
contains:filePdf
contains:numberPercent
contains:person
contains:filePresentation
contains:fileImage
contains:list
contains:phoneNumber
contains:filePresentation
contains:numberPrice
contains:fileSpreadsheet
contains:table
contains:task
contains:taskCompleted
contains:taskNotCompleted
contains:date 
contains:time
contains:url
contains:fileVideo
contains:webclip

 

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Thanks for posting it here.

The search syntax documents really need to be updated soon - a parameter nobody knows and can look up does not serve it purpose.

Once accessible this is a great extension to the search syntax.

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11 hours ago, Tom Donohue said:

The Help articles still need to be updated with a list of the corresponding search syntax for each contains filter.

Here's the list:

Thankyou, that is really useful. Interesting that in both search and filter you don't make a distinction between check boxes and checklists.

Some of the items bring up notes I would not expect - particulalry list and table.  It would be nice if these were much more specific. It seems to be mainly webclips where the underlying html contains tags but they don't actually look like lists or tables.

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