Topic: Searching options

Would be really nice if under the advanced search, while viewing inventory or database, the color options were more robust.  It would be nice to have an option for multi-color, mono-color, and hybrid.  Also the ability to require certain colors in a search would be nice.

Re: Searching options

You should already be able to able to accomplish everything mentioned here aside from a search for every multi-color card exclusively.  You can change the search type and select more than one color at a time to do almost anything.

If that doesn't answer your question, would you please provide more specific examples?

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It is entirely possible that you can do what I want to do and I just am not smart enough to get there.  The example that comes to mind was when I was trying to search a subset of cards that contained white OR red OR green OR any combination of those colors.  It seems like a NOT option in the search would achieve this.  I could get cards that had all three of the colors...or I could get cards that were mono-red or mono-green or mono-white.  I would like a search to be able to return all of  a Figure of Destiny, Birds of Paradise, Woolly thoctar in one search.

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Just mark those as the only three colors you want in the advanced search filter for color and it will give you all three of those cards.

Re: Searching options

Tawnos wrote:

You should already be able to able to accomplish everything mentioned here aside from a search for every multi-color card exclusively.  You can change the search type and select more than one color at a time to do almost anything.

If that doesn't answer your question, would you please provide more specific examples?

Sorry to bring this thread back to life, but is there a reason we can't search for multicolor cards exclusively?  This would be very helpful to me, as I usually sort my own cards by color, but separate mutlicolor cards (any cards with more than one color identity).

Re: Searching options

Agreement with <djhp>.

When sorting through a collection, separating by color, it'd be a simple to fix to add a 'multi-color' choice to the color filter.

Adding more than one color to the color filter advanced search just adds mono-colored cards to the list. It is a bit of a nuisance.

What would be ideal is to generate a list of ONLY multi-colored cards, including those with dual mana costs.

Last edited by BlueBlazes (2013-06-24 16:31:13)

Re: Searching options

BlueBlazes wrote:

Agreement with <djhp>.

When sorting through a collection, separating by color, it'd be a simple to fix to add a 'multi-color' choice to the color filter.

Adding more than one color to the color filter advanced search just adds mono-colored cards to the list. It is a bit of a nuisance.

What would be ideal is to generate a list of ONLY multi-colored cards, including those with dual mana costs.

This is exactly what I meant, thanks for the eloquence.

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Sorting by multicolor would be fantastic.  I sort my collection by color, and all my multicolors are together in alphabetical order (rares).  Having to choose which color represents the multicolor on the Deckbox search function makes it impossible to look at all the multicolor cards I own at once.

Re: Searching options

I figure setting it up as a Boolean value (similar to isFoil) would probably be the easiest to code.  Maybe something like isMulticolor that returns true if a card has more than one color identity.