Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:31 PM
That's good to know. I'll type the commands until the bug gets fixed.
I understand the reasoning behind clearing the fields. My thought is this: How realistic is an if...then statement to compare the current extra fields to the new extra fields, and if they're identical, not clearing them, if they are different, clearing them? Or if an extra field is in use in the current tool, and a new tool is selected that doesn't include that search option, then clearing it? Obviously I don't know the structure of the code for Accordance, so I don't know how easy it would be to compare on the fly one tool with another and execute the if-then statement without bogging down the system.
While we're dreaming, what about having the option of adding the lowest common denominator of extra fields in search all? Set up a query with joined fields set to only show the identical matches of the various extra fields between tools, and then in the extra fields have the results of that query. Again, I am completely ignorant of your code-base and database structure, so I have no idea if it's feasible to do something like that. At the very least, would it be possible to set up the extra fields just to add the current fields available in search all (English, Greek, Hebrew, Scripture) so I could choose "Greek" and "Scripture" or some other combination?
Thanks for listening. In my opinion, Accordance is the best software out there with the best community of users, support, and philosophy of what Bible study software should be. I never even considered using Bible software until I found Accordance because all other options wasted my time with a bulky interface and poor organization. I'm thankful to the Lord for the work you do.
Soli Deo Gloria,