From an old thread in 2014 consider the following situation. I have 3 frequently used databases open
The last database is an archive of all my emails. Now I would like to search for the word “popcorn” in all open databases EXCEPT DBAppleMail mostly because I do not want to retrieve all the conversations about a specific project, only the documents in the database. This happens surprisingly often in my daily work.
My question is whether I can exclude specifically the DBAppleMail database (back in 2014 this was not possible). It doesn’t seem possible in DT3 either. This for instance does not work:
popcorn scope: NOT DBAppleMail
There are work around of course:
- Closing DBAppleMail and search using all remaining open DBs
- Specifying the kind of file with a 2nd criteria
- Restricting to a specific DB if you know the file you are searching for are in there.
These cost a little more time. It also seems to me that it makes sense sometimes to be able to exclude databases where you are sure that your file/group are NOT there instead of listing all open DBs.