Ben Blake, California

Improved searching in DaffSeek

November 24, 2008

Categories: General, Publications and Resources

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During the past two years, several people have asked if there is a way to do an exact match query of DaffSeek. The latest version of DaffSeek addresses some of these questions.


1. The Advanced Menu has “Sub-match” and “Match” options for the perianth and corona colors. You can see these on the attached partial screen capture of this menu. To do an exact color match just enter a color code and click “Match”, then submit the query.
The “Sub-match” is the default and original “match anything with the specified pattern in it” query.

2. DaffSeek will do an exact match on “Daffodil Name” if you enter a unique part of a name or the entire cultivar name. We recommend you enter a partial name because a slight mis-spelling of your entry will not match. For example, you will not find “Chroma color” but you will find one match for “chroma” or “Chromacolor”.

3. Others have said it would be helpful to be able to narrow down their results by matching at the beginning of the flower name instead of the original “match anything with the specified pattern in it” query.

We addressed this by adding a click-able option, called “Begins with” to the “Daffodil Name” menu option. For example, if you enter a daffodil name “gold”, you will normally see 534 rows. If you click the “Begins with” box, you will reduce the matches to 328 rows. This option, when used with other menu items will help you do a more specific query.

4. These additions were done because of suggestions by people using Daffnet, the “DaffSeek Comments page’, and others that I talked to at ADS shows. Your suggestions about future DaffSeek features are very welcome.

Thank you Daffnet members for your support and contributions to DaffSeek.

2 responses to “Improved searching in DaffSeek”

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:

    Ben, your additions are great! Thanks so much for all you do for all of us.
    Mary Lou

  2. Glenna Graves says:

    Ben, You just gave us another Christmas Present!!! Thank you so much, Glenna