A node that is the results of a search

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Jamie!

    > I'd love to have a way to create a node that is a search query and see the sub-nodes as the results of that query.

    We'd love to build this. This is on our list :-) 

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    Max Yakin Bozek

    Would this be like "Smart folders" behave in macOS that dynamically auto-populates with a predefined search query? That would be awesome!

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    Pontus

    I would love this as well! 

    To clarify, the difference from having a search as a favourite would be that the search results are visible among the rest of the bullets, without any extra click needed.

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    Lee Busch

    Yes, yes, yes! I want to embed a tag query in a node that pulls in mirrors of my todos based on a search of the assigned tags. This would keep me from leaving for Obsidian. 

     

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    Lee Busch

    @Frank, is there an ETA?

     

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Lee!

    We don't have an ETA, unfortunately.

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    Rich Camp

    This would be an awesome feature and really enhance my organization! I was thinking to use it in part of my tasks list to sort tasks from different aspects of my life. Thanks!

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    Sebastien Lemieux

    With this and a feature where a search can yield out "all nodes under a #todo node", it would help automating dashboards.

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    ANANT KANDPAL

    This is the One Feature i need to create to get tags working, and a working GTD dashboard instead of just firing queries all the time

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    Lucie

    Yessss can't wait for this feature <3

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    LauraH

    I would really, really appreciate this feature too.    What a huge add this would be to WorkFlowy!   
    Search results persistent as a bullet/node in the outline.   
    I could have my search for "tasks" visible right along with my "daily journal" without having to click between different searches, etc.   

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    adri

    @Frank, any update on this search nodes feature? Are the team working on it? Or is not started yet?

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Adri,

    We are not currently working on search nodes and we don't have a time frame.

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    adri

    Glad you answered. Sad with the response.

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    adri

    WAIT: what about offering the "internal link" of a saved search?

    Then we can link any node with the search as a workaround until the real search nodes are here.

    That internal link of a saved search can be copied in Workflowy-web version. But not in the Desktop app.

    Wouldn't be that an easy and non intrusive temporary solution, @Frank ?

    EDIT: I've just entered the web version (that I never use), clicked in a saved search, and copied the link to it that appears in the browser bar. Then selected any node (even in desktop app) and hiperlink the text of a node to that direction copied from the browser. It works. Now the search is accesible directly from a node.

    PD. Let me add that the internal link of a search is universal. For example, try to link any text or node in your account with this: https://workflowy.com/#?q=today and we'll all have the search results for the "today" tagged nodes of our own account... but with a common link adress.

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    Citrus91

    Is still needed!

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    ANANT KANDPAL

    When will this feature Arrive!!! This is the only thing that i really, really really need in Workflowy!!!

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    Yakir T Landau

    Also need this - would love for it to be added to the active backlog!

     

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    Fabian

    Bumping this 

    I would also love to have this feature! It would make it possible to create really powerful dashboards.

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    Chitwan Malhotra

    This feature is highly needed! 

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