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Search using custom fields
« on: February 15, 2016, 12:48:56 pm »
I am a standard member of a forum that is using SMF with Gallery Pro. This forum has been running for about 6 years, but in talking with one of the administrators, they probably haven't spent as much time researching features and capabilities as they could...so I am taking up that task.

I have established a test forum and purchased Gallery Pro to get an idea of things that could be done. I see there is a feature allowing the administrator to make customizable fields for photo uploads...I understand what Required means and I think I understand what Global means. My question/suggestion would be to make these fields searchable...so a members could query for specific information in those fields.

Ideally it would be great to take it a step further, and allow the administrator to fix selectable options (through dropdown or radio buttons) for these custom fields. This would allow for consistency in the field entries and much more reliable search results. Due to the way our particular members enter keywords and descriptions, there are a variety of different words, phrases, etc..and searching for a particular illustration can be a challenge.

If this is anything that is being worked on or if you are interested in how I envision this working, please let me know. I have no understanding of how any of this works....coding, etc...so, I am not sure if what I am seeking is possible.

Thanks

Bill

« Last Edit: February 15, 2016, 12:50:38 pm by bknapp »

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Re: Search using custom fields
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 07:37:46 pm »
I am not sure if the Excel worksheet will attach here...but this is how I ideally see the tagging function working in the gallery.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2016, 07:40:58 pm by bknapp »

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Re: Search using custom fields
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2016, 11:49:33 am »
I can see the attachments if you want to see attachments update your account to a customer account under http://www.smfhacks.com/index.php?action=license
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Re: Search using custom fields
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 11:36:52 pm »
Posted an update
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+Added autoapprove category level permission
+Added on search page option to search global custom fields
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Re: Search using custom fields
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 07:31:17 am »
How do I get this update?

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Re: Search using custom fields
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2016, 10:01:24 am »
Thank you...That is certainly along the line I was looking for and might be adequate. I will post another request to see if you can build upon your excellent work.

 

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