I’m new to DT3 but not to much else!
- I’ve created a populated db “Books”. A sheet in it contains the data with some custom fields (single-line text).
- Smart Group “Next Book” is shown below.
Question: the smart group (i.e., query) does not return any values, WHY? It is as if the query cannot “see inside the sheet”. Spotlight does see the sheet. Bug/feature/or newbie user?
Columns in a sheet are not the same as custom metadata defined Preferences > Data in DEVONthink 3 Pro and Server.
OK, I gone back and read everything carefully. I tried accomplishing the objective above using built-in fields, but it still doesn’t work.
All I want to do is use smart groups to filter the content of a sheet by the content of various columns. Can’t figure how to do this! I must be missing something.
Is it not possible for a smart group to “see” inside a sheet and use that as a filter?
No, the columns of sheets are not visible to smart groups/rules, their content is indexed like the content of any other document.