Multi-Level Search Syntax (aka Ancestor Search, aka Layered Search, aka Nested Search, aka Breadcrumb Search aka Progressive Search)

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    George Jardim

    Seconded.  Also, search including “*”, “?”, “and”, “or”, “not” would be great!

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    CHARLES D BRODHEAD III

    Completely agreed.  I've been waiting for this nested filtering functionality since 2013.  I assumed that it would be an organic evolution of the platform as it is rather trivial to code.  It's especially necessary when you have many thousands of entries.  

    This is the only thing that prevents Workflowy from being "great" rather than just "very good".

     

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    Alistair MacDonald

    This deep search feature would be fantastic 👌

    Example:

    - Calendar
    - - # 2019
    - - - - # Jun
    - - - - - - #20th
    - - - - - - - - #Todo
    - - - - - - - - #Events
    - - - - - - - - #Journal

    I want to be able to search:

    "#Jun #20th #Todo"

    ...and see me Todo list for that day.

    Currently this would show me nothing, and it feels "wrong".

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    Alexander Kirchhof

    What Alistair MacDonald describes is also my problem. 

    Status quo is that in the example with the calendar list you would have to give every line all tags to be able to search and find them what makes it very clumsy, laborious and unreadable. 

    The interpretation of a search term should include the ancestors aka the breadcrumb/path of an element, so that I can find the elements under

    Calendar / #2019 / #Jun / #20th / #Todo 

    by searching for 

    #Jun #20th #Todo

    without having to put all tags in every line.

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