Ability to Run Blank Search with Limiters - Primo VE
I have been asked by one of our Directors if it is possible within Primo VE to conduct a blank search, limited by material type or some other limiter, and get the full result of what is in our collection. I have not been able to figure out if there is a way to do this. She said she came from an institution that had this capability (Alma - Classic Primo), but I am not sure if that functionality is available in Primo VE.
> As far as I'm aware, it's not possible to run a blank search on Classic Primo
You can for example search for a location code in primo-explore, but not in Primo VE.
Primo VE Feature Alignment Schedule
"Ability to Apply Search with Pre-Filters on Entire Alma Data or Entire External Data Source – 2020"
Great to see that this is under review.
If it gets done, also update https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/20472199-feature-in-advanced-search-to-retrieve-all-records
and https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308176-primo/suggestions/19295017-return-all-hits-for-a-language-in-advanced-search, both asking for blank search languages.
Stacey van Groll commented
Can you advise what site your director was referring to? As far as I'm aware, it's not possible to run a blank search on Classic Primo.
Cheers, Stacey van Groll, University of Queensland