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    a g capey

    Smart idea. 

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi! 

    Take a look at some of the undocumented WorkFlowy search operators and see whether any of these might do the trick:

    https://workflowy.com/s/CKZJ.ak9BtViaZU

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    Denrael

    Unfortunately they do not. They are all tied to metadata such as last changed, created, etc. They do not provide any <> type processing against the value of the tag itself. That is where the power of what the TaskPaper spec defined comes into play.

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    Earl N. Richardson

    Denrael, 

    Here's a thought for you.  I'm not clear from your original question  2 months ago, whether you intended  "value" and the '< > =" capabilities to apply only to chronology (e.g. time & dates, such as in your example) - or also, to numerical values, such as priority. 

    I don't have any solution to your time (chronology) question.  But as to numerical values:  a poorboy solution I do is to identify various tasks in my Workflowy with infrequently used symbols. As an example, I prioritize my tasks in importance by using '*' (asterisks) so that my least important tasks have just 1 asterisk, and my very few most important tasks (just a small handful) have 9 asterisks.  And all my other tasks are in between. That way, I can use the search function to sort by numerical values, such as, priority of the task. 

    Anywhere in my Workflowy file, I can quickly search to see my most important upcoming tasks, such as most important tasks due the next day, next week, next month, etc.  From my home page I just start typing Asterisks into the Search bar, and my lesser important tasks start to disappear.  

    And my thousands of other bullets (such as reference notes) also disappear. So all that remains are my very few most important task(s). 

    I also use the 'NOT' search function, to follow David Allen's GTD technique and 'clear the decks' of my upcoming calendar, by delaying my dated tasks that are least important.  I can search for dated tasks using " -*** *' to find any range I wish, of lower-priority tasks, then use the Workflowy 'F/R 'Find & Replace' bookmarklet, to move all those less important tasks to any future date as a group.  That's useful if I have a big project coming up that needs my time, or perhaps if I'm going on vacation during an upcoming range of dates. 

    Of course this approach may depend on how one dates their tasks in Workflowy.  There are many ways one can date tasks in Workflowy.  And to me, that shows the beauty of this software.  Each individual can adapt the software to fit his/her own unique situation in life, rather than forcing himself to fit the constraints of the software developer. 

    I also think a process like this can be set up in Workflowy to categorize and search for other numerical ranges as well, such as perhaps, various scores, ratings or measures on a common scale. 

    -  Earl 

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Just got the CEO's eyeballs on this post... and it's piqued his interest... whether mildly or a whole lot remains to be seen...

     

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