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elsayyid
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Registered: ‎04-23-2013
My Device: 9900
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Searching in SMS on BlackBerry Q10

Searching in SMS on BlackBerry
Search criteria on Blackberry (curve, tourch and bold):
I can search by several criteria, such as:
Name: Specify one or more contacts.
Message: Type text that the search should find in the body of messages.
for example: if SMS such as:
Contact: John
Message: "Sorry, I will absent today"
I can search to know how many times John absent using this criteria "john absent" when (John) is contact and (absent) is text in the body of message.
Search criteria on Blackberry Z10:
I can use only one criteria (john) to retrieve all john SMS's or (absent) to retrieve all SMS's include (absent), if i use 2 criteria the search won't retrieve any result.
What about search criteria on Blackberry Q10 ?:
please help.

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hatchback
Posts: 2,283
Registered: ‎09-09-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone

Re: Searching in SMS on BlackBerry Q10

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Hey elsayyid,

Welcome to the BlackBerry® Support Community Forums.

 

The ability to search all fields for separate criteria is currently not available. When doing a search for more than one word/name/text, the criteria would need to be together for example “good morning” or “how are you” if the word/name/text criteria is not formatted together the search would come up with no results. 

 

Let use know if you have any other questions.

Thanks.

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elsayyid
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-23-2013
My Device: 9900
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Re: Searching in SMS on BlackBerry Q10

I think some misunderstand for my point.

Suppose:

I have 3 contacts: (Smith, John and Helen)

All of them sent me SMS’s:

Smith sent (5) SMS’s

John sent (10) SMS’s

Helen sent (15) SMS’s

All SMS’s have one word only: “perfect”

The problem:

I need to search for “perfect” that sent by (Smith)

In blackberry bold:

I enter these criteria in the search textbox: perfect smith

The result is 5 SMS’s

In blackberry z10:

The result is 0 SMS’s

Is there any solution for this issue??? 

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Xandrex
Posts: 18,380
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 10.1.0.2312 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
My Carrier: Vodafone France (SFR) & B&You

Re: Searching in SMS on BlackBerry Q10

hello elsayyid,

as explained by hatchback,
in the SMS search, when you search for :
perfect smith

the search looks for :
- someone named "perfect smith"
- an SMS that contains "perfect smith".

To get the best of the SMS search currently on your Q10, you can either :
- read all the SMS with Smith, and look for an SMS that contains "perfect"
- search for "perfect"

This is a tremendous regression compared to what was available on OS5 / OS6 / OS7 indeed.



The search box on top-right of this page is your true friend, and the public Knowledge Base too:
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elsayyid
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Re: Searching in SMS on BlackBerry Q10

Hello

Your solution is:

To get the best of the SMS search currently on your Q10, you can either :
- read all the SMS with Smith, and look for an SMS that contains "perfect"
- search for "perfect"

 

But let us to say we have thousand of SMS's and BlackBerry bold do it fine, also we expect the new BlackBerry should be more advanced in all aspects.

 

Do you have another solution depend on the technology not on the manual search?

I’m writing as developer and I know this can solve through minor change in the search code, It is very simple.

 

Thanks a lot

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Xandrex
Posts: 18,380
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 10.1.0.2312 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
My Carrier: Vodafone France (SFR) & B&You

Re: Searching in SMS on BlackBerry Q10

I think that you can design an app that will be able to do a better search for SMS, in just half a day thanks to the Cascades framework.
If you do so, I'll be glad to test it if need be.



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elsayyid
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Re: Searching in SMS on BlackBerry Q10

Thank for you reply:

It is so simple to do new software, but we need integrated software not isolated one, also when we plan to develop new software we expect many features not only one for search, it is simplest search. We didn’t talk about search engine. We only need BlackBerry to use same techniques they are used it in BlackBerry Bold:

SELECT

(sender, recipient, text_body, timestamp FROM SMS_table

WHERE

SearchCritiria= "& SMS_body &"

OR UserCritiria= "& recepient &"

OR UserCritiria= "& text_body &")

Thanks a lot

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elsayyid
Posts: 8
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Re: Searching in SMS on BlackBerry Q10

Thank for your reply:

It is so simple to do new software, but we need integrated software not isolated one, also when we plan to develop new software we expect many features not only one for search, it is simplest search. We didn’t talk about search engine. We only need BlackBerry to use same techniques they are used it in BlackBerry Bold:

SELECT

(sender, recipient, text_body, timestamp FROM SMS_table

WHERE

SearchCritiria= "& SMS_body &"

OR SearchCritiria = "& recepient &"

OR SearchCritiria = "& text_body &")

Thanks a lot

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Xandrex
Posts: 18,380
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 10.1.0.2312 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
My Carrier: Vodafone France (SFR) & B&You

Re: Searching in SMS on BlackBerry Q10

I agree with you.
But I also know that there are probably 5000 other simple features like this that are currently missing on the Z10.

Project managers know each of those features is very easy to code, but priority must be given per BlackBerry's roadmap of features.

An easy-to-code feature will not "obviously" be implemented just because it is easy to do.



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elsayyid
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Re: Searching in SMS on BlackBerry Q10

All right, but for me and my company we cannot use the BlackBerry (10) without a comprehensive search for SMS message.

Thank you.

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