Add "Search within results" box on a set
It would be very useful if we had a search box of "Search within results", on a set we created with indication rules.
We plan to improve the flow of managing members in a set by using ability to search in it.
Lynne Billington commented
Jenny Mc commented
Any update on this? It's been under review for a long time. Thanks
Hope can be able to perform a search within the results, not just search in barcode but also need more details like "Libray, Location, etc.", and we can save the results to create another set directly.
Stacey van Groll commented
Like others have noted, this Idea is specifically for being able to search within an itemized set.
Nothing I can see in the comment by Itai, the linked documentation, or in the UI right now indicates that this is existing functionality.
The Alma UI displays the persistent search box at the top of the screen when looking at an itemised set, but this is misleading as it does not search as is desirable ie only in results of that set. Instead, it simply initiates a search across the whole repository as if you never chose to open that itemised set at all.
For example, I could have a saved itemised set of 5000 titles. I know that there is a single title of 'Passport' in this set that I want to remove. At the moment, I have to go page by page for a maximum of 50 results per page, until I find the page with 'Passport' and remove it. If I go to the top of the page to the persistent search box and do a title search on 'Passport', I get more than 100 records which are not all in this set, but are titles across the repository.
A good outcome of this idea - as I see it IMHO - would be that I could open my itemised set to see all the Members, go directly to the top of the page, use the persistent search box to search titles by 'Passport' which initiates a search just within this set, see the one result for my record in the set, and remove it.
Lisa Wong commented
According to the documentation pointer, you can remove items from itemized sets, but you can't search within them. When I have a large itemized set, I'd like to be able to search for a particular record or a small set of records.
For example, I will get a large spreadsheet of MMS IDs for a project and I will make an itemized set out of them. However, if the project is delayed or put on hold, when I revisit the set, I'd like to be able to search for records that have been altered and whose criteria no longer matches the project criteria. Or if a title mistakenly made it onto the sheet, I'd like to search for that one title so that I can remove it from the set.
The majority of my project work involves itemized sets, so it would be very valuable to be able to search within them.
Ben Hockenberry commented
The documentation Itai shared does not show SEARCHING within results -- it is about displaying results and then clicking items to remove. For a small set this can be meaningful, but for a large set, a user has to hunt through pages and pages of results to identify a particular record.
Ability to search within an itemized set without constructing indication rules would save a lot of time for users, and would allow for searching non-MARC Alma fields that are not reached by indication rules.
Maaike Vautier commented
It's possible to select and remove selected records, but this is a manual selection. What we need is to be able to perform a search within the results of an itemized set. And then we need to be able to keep only the new results in the set.
It is possible to search in an itemized set and remove selected records.
In order to add more members you should use the following:
What is the missing functionality?
Leslie Engelson commented
I agree. While filtering sets allows for removal of some items from sets, sometimes you need to search for a specific title to remove from the set or to see if it was included in the set.
Yes please, unfortunately I don't have any votes left...
Oh, yes please!! This would be tremendously useful!
Peter Kenney commented
You beat me to adding this. I was working with an itemised set of about 150 items a few days agoand needed to delete an item from it; it was very time-consuming to have to scroll through the pages to locate it when a simple search would've been much quicker.
Luba Gornstein commented
I completely agree with Daphne.