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I have a problem with the search function.
The completed activities search does not always work on all platforms (I use web, outlook, windows application, android).
In some cases search result are not correct (more result with no key).

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David Trey staff
Replied on May 07, 2014 - 11:56

Hello Gianluca,

Please tell me - can you reliably reproduce this issue and if so - do you see a pattern, for example, all tasks that can't be found were completed a certain amount of days ago? Please note that if you're referring to the "Search completed tasks" option on a search results page, it will only search for tasks in active projects where you have not used the "Delete completed" option.

Alternatively, you can click on the Karma Score -> View All Completed select a certain timeframe and use your browser's Ctrl+F search option. This list also includes completion events of recurring tasks.


Best regards,
David

GD
Gianluca De Sciscio premium
Replied on May 11, 2014 - 15:21

In this moment I think that the problem is solved.
If I do a search of completed tasks by more than 40 days, they are not found (I test it).
If I open and close their, after they are found (I test it).

It is not clear the operation of the search function.
Can I do a search only on activity's name?
If I do a search with more than one word, how can find only activities with name with whole phrase (ex. Unicredit Bank --> Unicredit and Bank, not Unicredit or Bank)?

Regards

Gianluca

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 12, 2014 - 11:50

Gianluca,

To do a more direct search type q:searchword and that will find the exact match of the search.

To clarify, you search for 40 days, and you can then not grab completed tasks? Though if you close and come back they are there?

Regards,
Brendon.

K
Korj premium
Replied on May 21, 2014 - 11:44

Totally agree! Horrible search, works like shit!

Was searching for the task Monkey's Voyage (which I afterwards found with my eyes). The search for "Monkey's Voyage" found only 1 task that was for Monday and contained none of these words.
This bugs makes me furious during work time, I even kinda go used to the search working like crap, don't trust it, search manually every time when no results pop out (

David Trey staff
Replied on May 21, 2014 - 13:42

Hello Korj,

Todoist does have a few date-based shortcuts to quickly search for dates (Mon* = Monday, Tod* = tomorrow etc.), but all you need to do in this cases is use the query prefix q:

So if you search for q: Monkey, you will get the correct results. Feel free to try it out :-)


Best regards,
David

K
Korj premium
Replied on May 21, 2014 - 15:43

lol, how retarded is that 0_o
Search is search, if i enter a word monkey, I want to find my tasks with this word. How about being user-friendly?
How am I supposed to know these prefixes?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 21, 2014 - 19:44

Korj,

We are always looking to improve, but in terms of searches that contain parts of dates such as Monkey (Mon, Monday) it causes issues, so we give the option of using q:

We will of course look to find a better solution for these certain situations.

Regards,
Brendon

GD
Gianluca De Sciscio premium
Replied on May 26, 2014 - 10:47

Sorry for the delay.
I still have the problem.
I try to explain better.
I have inserted, for my use, two activities that have the same name (customer name, for example). One of the activity is closed and represents old activities on the customer. The second instead is active.
If I search for the name I don't find often the completed activity with the same name.
If I search this in completed activity then I reopen and close in a session then it appears always correctly.
I tried this function for a long time, but I could not find a rule to reproduce the problem. Now 40 days time do not represent a valid period within which the research work.

GD
Gianluca De Sciscio premium
Replied on May 26, 2014 - 10:59

In this moment I have an activity that I closed 18 days ago with the same problem.

GD
Gianluca De Sciscio premium
Replied on May 26, 2014 - 11:03

Second question: How do I search only the name of the activity?

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on May 26, 2014 - 19:10

Gianluca,

To be clear, you have two tasks named "Task 1" exactly the same? You want to search for this task? If you type in Task 1, you do not find anything? If you use q:task1 does it find it?

Regards,
Brendon.

LL
LeaNdro Leite Lourenço premium
Replied on Jul 03, 2014 - 09:42

Hello all!

I have a issue in search and it's close to this original question. I have a few task that contain the word "auditoria" is a Portuguese word but this don't matter for the case. TO be exactly I have 3 tasks, 1 open and 2 closed.

1 - When I do the search for "auditoria" I only found the open 1. Until this point all right.
2 - When I click on the option to search on completed item, return nothing. But if I go to the correct project, click on the button to show completed task and do the search again, all things work.
3 - Reading this topic I fund the "q:" syntax that resoled my problem at all. Now I do the search like: "q:auditoria" and all work.

LL
LeaNdro Leite Lourenço premium
Replied on Jul 03, 2014 - 12:15

UPDATE

Item 3 - It's not working. Only if I do the step #2.

Maybe when we click on search on completed task, the search did not chance the dataset and still not looking the completed task.

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 03, 2014 - 12:22

Hello,

Thank you for your report, I've passed it to our developers now.


Best regards,
David