Expose Content Search matches

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SammaySarkar
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Expose Content Search matches

Post by SammaySarkar » 20 Jan 2019 17:36

I'm trying to make XY search results play better with some external apps.

can you somehow expose the coords (and possibly range) of matches in (text) files in a content search?
Suppose a content search for "^Dynamic.*=True" matched the 17-char string "DynamicCache=True" in line 4, column 16 of somefile.ini. So XY can return these values as a tokenized list like 4,16;17 (allowing for returning multiple matches if XY internally even knows about multiple matches in a file (though I assume it does not)).
This is common for many search utilities, and I feel this is very much in the ballpark considering the extensive search capabilities of XY.

So what do you think, Don?
Last edited by SammaySarkar on 20 Jan 2019 19:34, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: splitting wishes

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