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jmm
Hello,

Is it possible to use search operators such as NEAR/10 in HoudahSpot. It is a feature of DevonThink I use often to search words which appear in text content within that closeness range (10 or whichever). What about operators such as BEFORE, AFTER...?

Thank you for your help.
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houdah
Hi!

There is no proximity search.

You can however use the "*" as a wild card with "contains phrase". You could search for "Text Content" "contains phrase" "Hou*ware" and match "Houdah Software"

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.
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jmm
Thanks for your reply.

Could you please explain what is the proximity range of the * wild card in a phrase? Following your example, could "Hou" be at the beginning of a long academic article and "ware" at its end?

I find proximity searches very useful for academic research, such as DevonThink's NEAR/5 or FoxTrot's {5}. Is their inclusion in HoudahSpot calendared?
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houdah
It's not a proximity search. It just makes sure "Hou" comes before "ware"

The Spotlight index does not allow for proximity searches. For that one needs to build new index.
There are no plans to add a custom index to HoudahSpot.
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

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Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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