A question about Watch syntax...

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A question about Watch syntax...

Postby Wombat101 » Mon Jun 17, 2024 10:02 pm

If I want to create a watch list that contains full names. When I Test Watch, I get:

Air Fryer
Records: 70980
Matches: 5

Next test:
Classic
Records: 70993
Matches: 16

Next test:
Classic|Air Fryer
Records: 70980
Matches: 5

Next test:
Air Fryer|Classic
Records: 70980
Matches: 6

Final Test:
Air Fryer|Classic|Record
Records: 70980
Matches: 1

What am I doing wrong?
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Re: A question about Watch syntax...

Postby Quade » Mon Jun 17, 2024 10:12 pm

What kind of watch is it? Headers or search?

What version are you using?

Watch lists by default work on the headers "passing by". Are you getting these numbers by re-scanning a group or group of groups?
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Re: A question about Watch syntax...

Postby Wombat101 » Mon Jun 17, 2024 10:18 pm

At this point I am merely testing my "Search For:" string via the "Test Watch" button near the bottom of the Create New Watch window, to see how many results I am getting. I know from past experience that your watch lists can be nuanced, and it is best to check them as you set them up.

It is set for Header Download

Version 6.90 Build 5524
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Re: A question about Watch syntax...

Postby Quade » Tue Jun 18, 2024 12:23 am

I'd try the 6.91RC1 and then we can work out the symptoms. I'm not seeing anything wrong with the syntax

"this|that" should match either one or both.

"Air Fryer" would match AIR and FRYER.

One thing I do for complicated watches is set the filtering in a filter profile then assign the profile to the watch. That lets me filter on posters and subjects.
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Re: A question about Watch syntax...

Postby Wombat101 » Tue Jun 18, 2024 1:49 pm

What I decided to do was to reduce the variables, and create a watch list per watch term.

With the ability to copy all parameters from a prior watch list, it seemed like a prudent course rather than try and troubleshoot what was going on. Plus, now all downloads of one type get routed to their own D/L directory, while others of another type have their own D/L directory.

As always, I appreciate the product, and your support!
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