From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:0.9.5+) Gecko/20011023 BuildID: 2001102309 / 2001103003 entering "about:config" in the 'enter a bug# or give some search terms' field gives an error message 'xxx is not a valid fieldname' does so in every other input field i've seen. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. go to URL 2. enter 'a:b' or something like that 3. press enter, voila! Actual Results: error message Expected Results: well, enter "about:config" as a value of course! :)
This alert probably should say "invalid keyword"... if its a bug at all its bug with bugzilla. Go to yahoo or something and put the same thing in there, it submits just like it should.
Component: Form Submission → Bugzilla-General
Product: Browser → Bugzilla
Version: other → 2.10
Assignee: alexsavulov → justdave
QA Contact: vladimire → matty
The quicksearch box on the Bugzilla page uses the colon as a separator to name a specific field to be searched. This is a feature, not a bug. For example, you can enter "owner:firstname.lastname@example.org" and get a list of bugs with Joe as an owner. If you don't specify a field to search, it defaults to searching summary and description. HOWEVER... the docs for this (http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/quicksearch.html) don't appear to indicate this feature is available, so I'm morphing this bug to get the quicksearch docs fixed.
Assignee: justdave → myk
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Bugzilla-General → User Interface
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows NT → All
Priority: -- → P3
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: "a:b" (colon) in input field displays error 'a is not a valid fieldname' → quicksearch.html doesn't tell you about specifying a field to search
Target Milestone: --- → Bugzilla 2.16
We are currently trying to wrap up Bugzilla 2.16. We are now close enough to release time that anything that wasn't already ranked at P1 isn't going to make the cut. Thus this is being retargetted at 2.18. If you strongly disagree with this retargetting, please comment, however, be aware that we only have about 2 weeks left to review and test anything at this point, and we intend to devote this time to the remaining bugs that were designated as release blockers.
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.16 → Bugzilla 2.18
QuickSearch field:value syntax is described here: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/quicksearchhack.html This page is linked from quicksearch.html, but you're right that the documentation can be improved a lot. Adding this one to the quicksearch documentation tracker. BTW if you want the literal value, you can enclose it in quotes like this: "about:config", and you'll get bugs with `about:config' in the summary. Google uses prefixes, too, e.g. "site:". In fact, most of the QuickSearch logic follows Google's example.
Comment on attachment 60157 [details] [diff] [review] possible fix/improvement: better error message > alert("`"+fields[k]+"'"+ >- " is not a valid field name."); >+ " is not a valid field name."+ >+ ' Use quotes "..." for values that'+ ' Use quotes ("...") for values that' + >+ " contain special characters."); maybe ' contain colon, comma or spaces'? Are there other 'special' chars?
Attachment #60157 - Flags: review-
Yes, there are other 'special' chars, e.g. the pipe character "|" as a shorthand for " OR ", plus "+", minus "-" and hash "#" as described on the quicksearch.html page. Future introduction of other special chars is possible, even very likely. One example would be the equal sign "=" for exact matches as opposed to substring (see bug 76498), or possibly the slash "/" as a regexp delimiter. Do you really want me to upload a new patch with ("...") instead of "..." ?
The User Interface component now belongs to Gerv. Reassigning all UNCONFIRMED and NEW (but not ASSIGNED) bugs currently owned by Myk (the previous component owner) to Gerv.
Assignee: myk → gerv
Reassigning back to Myk. That stuff about Gerv taking over the User Interface component turned out to be short-lived. Please pardon our confusion, and I'm very sorry about the spam.
Assignee: gerv → myk
Pushing out bugs that aren't blockers. If someone's working on one of these, we can move it back.
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.18 → Bugzilla 2.20
Severity: normal → minor
Summary: quicksearch.html doesn't tell you about specifying a field to search → QuickSearch: Display information about "field: value" syntax
This bug has not been touched by its owner in over six months, even though it is targeted to 2.20, for which the freeze is 10 days away. Unsetting the target milestone, on the assumption that nobody is actually working on it or has any plans to soon. If you are the owner, and you plan to work on the bug, please give it a real target milestone. If you are the owner, and you do *not* plan to work on it, please reassign it to email@example.com or a .bugs component owner. If you are *anybody*, and you get this comment, and *you* plan to work on the bug, please reassign it to yourself if you have the ability.
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.20 → ---
A much better QuickSearch documentation was added in bug 518293 and also contains field help. Also, the error message about using unknown field has a link to the documentation listing all the supported fields. These changes should make this syntax clearer.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 518293
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