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Bug: Boolean filtering by tags does not work @a | @b

Filtering by @a | @b should give all tasks tagged with "a" OR "b", showing all that have one or the other or both.

Currently this only shows the first tag and ignores the rest.

Also, a new @a & @b filter should exist; this one returning "a" AND "b" showing all tasks that have BOTH tags in them.

Of course this should be extended for multiple tags @a | @b | @c |@n .... @a & @b & @c &@n ....

A refined use should include parenthesis so that precedence of operators can be defined, such as (@a | @b) & @c

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 07, 2013 - 12:44 UTC

Hello Ferreira,

Unfortunately, I can't reproduce this issue. Searching for @a | @b shows exactly what you've described at first - a list of tasks that have either the label @a or the label @b or both.

The & filter also exists and searching for @a & @b will show tasks that contain the @a AND the @b label.

You can also combine these and use parentheses.

If that's not how it works for you, please log out of your account, clear your browser's cache, reload the browser and make sure that in case you're accessing Todoist through a bookmark, it points directly to https://todoist.com and no other URL containing any other text.

If this won't help, please let me know what browser are you using and can you reproduce this issue in a different browser?

Best regards,

ferreira.rui  premium
Replied on Aug 07, 2013 - 14:22 UTC

Yeah, the web version is working on a search box with "@a | @b"

It fails as I described by creating a filter in the iOS version.

Also, I'm not able to see my iOS created filters in the web version.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 07, 2013 - 15:49 UTC


Thank you for the clarification. Unfortunately, the new boolean operators are not yet implemented in our mobile apps, but we're working on it now as well as the implementation of saved searches on the web.

Best regards,