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Item10006: Implement some way to search for topics based on the creator's name, not last editor

Priority: Low
Current State: No Action Required
Released In: n/a
Target Release: n/a
Applies To: Engine
Reported By: AaronFuleki
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Last Change By: SvenDowideit
It looks like the only name you can search for with a Query Search is author (, which represents the last person to edit a topic, and no way to search based on the name of the creator of a topic (author of first rev).

The current formatting tokens distinguish between the creator of a topic ($createusername, $createwikiname, and $createwikiusername) and the last editor of a topic ($username, $wikiname, and $wikiusername), which is very handy.

I propose the addition of a META:TOPICINFO fields that record information about who created a topic, as well as support for querying this information in SEARCH and QUERY macros.

Ideally this could be cached in META:TOPICINFO.creator, and the save handler would upgrade older topics to include it on save, for faster querying.

For backward compatibility (or in the case that adding META:TOPICINFO.creator isn't feasible/desirable), SEARCH and QUERY should be able to resolve this information from the RCS data if it is not present the topic metadata.

-- AaronFuleki - 11 Nov 2010

Duplicate of Item10678 and Item9332 (CREATEINFO is implemented in trunk).

-- PaulHarvey - 22 Jun 2011

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Summary Implement some way to search for topics based on the creator's name, not last editor
ReportedBy AaronFuleki
SVN Range
AppliesTo Engine
Priority Low
CurrentState No Action Required
TargetRelease n/a
ReleasedIn n/a
Topic revision: r3 - 02 Oct 2012, SvenDowideit - This page was cached on 16 Oct 2018 - 06:08.

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