On 18/05/10 08:11, Benny Malengier wrote:
> 2010/5/18 Doug Blank <doug.blank@... <mailto:doug.blank@...>>
> On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 11:30 AM, doug <dougrb@...
> <mailto:dougrb@...>> wrote:
> > I'm not sure if I'm using them incorrectly, but the Regular
> > option on the Filter sidebar of Person, Place, Note, and Event
> > seem to work in either 3.2.0-1 or a recent trunk version of 3.3.
> > When I enter a regular expression in, say, the Name or Title fields,
> > Find never finds any matches Â - as if it were simply treating the
> > expression literally.
> > Is this a bug?
> I couldn't figure out what was going on by looking at the interface,
> nor looking through any of the documentation. I had to finally look at
> the code. It turns out that regular expressions are only used in the
> place view filter in comparing Gramps ID and Notes. It is not used for
> any of the place name parts or zipcode.
> I think it was originally written that way, so this would be a feature
> request. I'll change your bug to a feature request:
> Feel free to add documentation to the wiki to document the limitation,
> or to add to the feature request.
> Yes, regex is only possible in some fields. It would be interesting to
> have some visual indication on clicking the regex field what fields
> allow the regular expression.
Yes, that really would be useful!