Eliminate filters from advanced search box

Tags:
18

When doing an advanced search with certain limiters, the limiters appear in the search box on the search results screen. Not only does it look ugly, but, if users don't notice the advanced search limiters, they may unknowingly apply the limiters in subsequent searches.

The reason it keeps the limiters here is because most advanced search limiters do not display on the search results page if you want to re-execute the same search. However, we need a more elegant way to handle these limiters.

See also https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/+bug/1005040.

Status: 
Completed development

Comments

Re: Eliminate filters from advanced search box

Moderator

MassLNC has previously sought quotes to fix this bug, but the cost was sufficiently high to require us to go through the development ideas process.

Re: Eliminate filters from advanced search box

These limiters can also multiply on subsequent searches, which can be a real nuisance, or remain after the search has been modified, which may result in searches guaranteed to return no results

Re: Eliminate filters from advanced search box

Moderator

I would like to "like" this several times. In addition to filters, it also happens with the search context (author, title, keyword) so that if for example you do a title search, and then change your mind and want to do a keyword instead, you have to edit the search box or start all over. And Ben's right - that multiplying effect is just scary.

Re: Eliminate filters from advanced search box

Moderator

I don't have anything useful to add, because others have already said this is ugly, confusing, annoying and likely to screw up subsequent searches.  I don't like having to treat something that in my opinion is a design flaw at best as a development idea, but I support anything that gets this one fixed.

Re: Eliminate filters from advanced search box

Moderator

Moving this idea to the Under Development section. We have contracted with Equinox to perform this work. It is expected to be complete in spring 2016.

Re: Eliminate filters from advanced search box

Moderator

Moving this idea to Implemented Ideas. The development was included in the 2.12 release!