"Not in [x] database" smart group/rule parameters

I think this is a feature request, though I’d love it if I’ve missed something and this can already be done.

I find the global Smart Groups/Smart Rules very useful, but I have an Archive database I’d like many of them to ignore. It’d be nice if I could tell them a criteria like not in [x] database or even not in [y] group instead of closing the database whenever I wanted to make use of these Smart Groups/Rules.

One possibility might be to exclude items from searching, see Info inspector/popover. Another one is to add a special tag to archived items and to exclude this tag from the smart groups/rules.

Indeed, I set up an archive tag and I use a smart rule to add the tag when items are archived. It works well enough. Exclusion of databases/groups as a parameter would still be nice.

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