I’m using year tags like 2010 or 2011 to separate documents of events, which take place every year. Although you can assign these tags, you can’t use them in a smart group.
The window, where you compose the smart group, seems to accept them:
As soon as you close the form with OK, they are erased from the field. So if you re-open the compose window the field is empty:
I’m using DT Pro 2.0.6 on OS X 10.6.6
You might need to make a compound tag that looks like this:
To to this, enter the first tag predicate (history in this example), then hold OPTION and press the plus sign next to the “+” sign to add the second, compounding, element (nytimes). If you hover the cursor over the “+” sign a tool tip will explain how to do this.
That is not solving the problem: The tag 2011 still disappears from the 2nd input field (where you have nytimes) as soon as I close the compose window.
DT does not store the tag 2011.
Over here, I’m able to create a “2011” tag, use it to tag documents, and have a smartgroup find it. Please look in the Tags group of your database and see if there is a “2011” subgroup and that group has documents inside it. If so, there might be a problem with the database and I’d suggest contacting DT technical support for detailed assistance with that.
I have the 2011 tag in the tag group. I created a completely new database, created a few empty entries, tagged them and could reproduce the problem there, too. I attached the test database.
Test.dtBase2.zip (4.26 KB)
Thanks for posting the database. I opened it, and the smartgroup was not working, as you reported. I was however able to add the 2011 tag and make the smartgroup work. I don’t know if it’s a problem with your installation of DT, or the German localization vs. English, etc. I’d suggest you send the database to DT support at this website:
This might be related -
Whenever I create a smart group with multiple search parameters for the same field, only one of the search parameters is saved.
For example, I can select the following:
- “kind” is “HTML Page” or
- "kind is “Web Archive”
…but the items listed are not correct. When I reopen the Smart Group, I can see that only one of the parameters has been saved.
I think this is a bug. Can you flag this to be fixed for the next release, please? (my version is 2.0.9)
You need to create a compound predicate as korm described in post #2 above.
The other way would be more intuitive, but that workaround works perfectly. Thanks Greg!