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MichaelK 2011-04-02 08:01 AM

Searching for Custom Task Data
 
Hello, I have an OmniPlan where I have custom data attached to a task. Because I have a lot of data I want to search on that data.

However when I try to find any of the text that is in the custom data field it doesn't work. Is this not supported?

Thanks
Michael

RobTrew 2011-04-03 12:02 AM

[QUOTE=MichaelK;95434]Hello, I have an OmniPlan where I have custom data attached to a task. Because I have a lot of data I want to search on that data.[/QUOTE]

The applescript library does have a function Lookup() for finding tasks through custom data.

You can also use a more general idiom of the form

[CODE]tell application id "OPla"
tell front document
try
set lstTasks to tasks where value of its custom data entry strKey contains strVal
on error strMsg
display alert strMsg
end try
end tell
end tell[/CODE]

RobTrew 2011-04-03 01:08 AM

And in the GUI, you can use [B]View > Filter Tasks[/B]

(Your custom fields will appear at the bottom of the drop-down)

MichaelK 2011-04-03 07:07 AM

Thanks, should finding via Command+F work though? Does that only search the task name? Is there any reason it wouldn't search the other displayed columns?

Thanks for the help!!

-Michael

RobTrew 2011-04-03 03:04 PM

[QUOTE=MichaelK;95449]Does that only search the task name?[/QUOTE]

It seems to search only the name field.

Worth making a request through [B]Help > Send Feedback ...[/B]


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