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  • Resolved rkyburz

    (@rkyburz)


    I see that the row filtering logic is limited (e.g., combining && and || operators not allowed). I still think it would be nice to have additional options, such as

    • filtering based on specific columns
    • (more important to me) negative filtering. this could be realized using the same logic as the current filtering, but using a syntax such as exclude=".....", whereby the logic in the exclude option would be the same as with the filter option. Ideally, it should be possible to combvine both positive and negative filters: filter="....." exclude="....."
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  • Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    thanks for your question, and sorry for the trouble.

    Yeah, combining the operators is not possible, unfortunately, and I don’t really see a good way to enable that 🙁

    To filter on specific columns only, you could use one of the existing Shortcode parameters:
    [table id=123 filter="foobar" filter_columns="1,3,6" /]
    This would limit the filtering to the columns in that parameter.

    For negative filtering, you could just invert the results:
    [table id=123 filter="foobar" filter_inverse=true /]

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Thanks a lot for the quick response, Tobias! Even though this doesn’t really allow for filtering “this-but-not-that”, it solves most of what I addressed — thanks again, and thanks for that excellent plugin in first place! Best wishes, -Rolf

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by rkyburz.
    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    no problem, you are very welcome! 🙂 Good to hear that this helped!

    Yes, it does not solve every use case, but it might be helpful for many of them 🙂

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

    Hi Tobias,
    just a quick note: the filter inversion as described in your previous note above is not implemented. I searched through the row filtering code, to no avail. I can work my way around this (column-specific row filtering does the job), so no need to get this fixed immediately! 🙂

    Best regards,
    -Rolf

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi Rolf,

    I don’t understand what you mean. Are you using the latest version 1.3 from https://tablepress.org/extensions/row-filter/ ?

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Hi Tobias,

    ah, thanks for the hint! There is a disconnect here: I’m checking for updates on an almost daily basis, and I install everything immediately, if it isn’t installed automatically — but as the row filtering extension is not a “proper plugin”, it falls though the cracks when checking for updates via the WP Updates page. I was indeed still using version 1.2; is there a possibility for the TablePress plugin to check for updates on extensions and alert the user about such updates??? I installed the update now — but now I have my workaround in place already …

    Best regards,
    -Rolf

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi Rolf,

    yeah, the TablePress Row Filter Extension is not in the WordPress Plugin Repository, which is why you are not getting notified about updates.
    Now, I have already started adding a mechanism for that to some of the Extensions, the Row Filter Extension will probably follow soon.

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

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