Number: 504

Date:  4-Apr-84 13':03':32

Submitter: Sannella.PA

Source: ROACH.PA

Subject: Want to query lisp ARs on Source

Assigned To: 

Attn: Sannella

Status: Fixed


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Moderate

Difficulty: Hard

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Unlikely

System: Text

Subsystem: Other



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["Sannella.PA" "29-Aug-84 14':49':13" Status':(Open->Fixed)]

Description: '
Date':  3 APR 84 18':14 PST'
From': ROACH.PA'
Subject': Can''t Adobe Query on Source'
To':   lispsupport'
     There doesn''t appear to be a Source field in the Adobe Query'
like there is in the Adobe Edit window.  I want to find out what'
is becoming of all the ARs I submit.'
Subject': AR 504': Want to query lisp ARs on Source'
In-reply-to': ROACH''s message of 3 APR 84 18':14 PST'
I tracked down the reason why Source doesn''t show up as a field in Adobe Query --- For whatever unfathomable reason, when the Lispar form was set up, the Source field was defined as an arbitrary-length string, like the Description field, rather than as a fixed-width field like Subject.  Therefore, Adobe doesn''t generate "accelerator files" for the source field, so you can''t query (or sort) by the contents of this field.'
This was set in rock (i.e. programs) when the LispAR form was first set up, and the chance that it will be changed is nil.  I agree, it was a mistake.  For now, the only thing I would suggest is to hack something using the functions in AREDIT to generate a list of the ARs containing ROACH in the source field (using case-independent comparisons).'


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Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 29-Aug-84 14':49':14