METASEARCH -- special search of meta data

  • Syntax: %METASEARCH{...}%
  • Supported parameters:
    Parameter: Description: Default:
    type="..." Type of search:
    "topicmoved" - search for a topic that may have been moved.
    "parent" - search for topics that have a specific parent i.e. its children.
    "field" - search for topics that have a particular form field value (use the name and value parameters to specify which field to search).
    web="%WEB%" Wiki web to search: A web, a list of webs separated by whitespace, or all webs. Current web
    topic="%TOPIC%" The topic the search relates to. Current topic
    name="..." form field to search, for type="field" searches. May be a regular expression (see SEARCH).  
    value="..." form field value, for type="field" searches. May be a regular expression (see SEARCH).  
    title="Title" Text that is prefixed to any search results. "" (empty)
    format="..." Custom format of each search hit. Supports same format strings as SEARCH. See FormattedSearch for usage, variables & examples "$topic"
    separator="..." Separator between search hits. "$n" (newline)
    default="none" Default text shown if no search hit. "" (empty)
  • Example: %METASEARCH{type="topicmoved" web="%WEB%" topic="%TOPIC%" title="This topic used to exist and was moved to: "}%
  • Example: You may want to use this in WebTopicViewTemplate and WebTopicNonWikiTemplate:
    %METASEARCH{type="parent" web="%WEB%" topic="%TOPIC%" title="Children: "}%
  • Example: %METASEARCH{type="field" name="Country" value="China"}%
  • Note: METASEARCH is deprecated in favor of the much more powerful query type search. See SEARCH and QuerySearch.
  • Category: SearchingAndListingVariables, SystemInformationVariables
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Topic revision: r5 - 2015-04-22 - TWikiContributor
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