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MarcinG

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Custom search - gone
« on: August 10, 2022, 06:57:02 pm »
Hello all,

I created several custom searches , that were visible under "My Searches" in "Find in Project" search window.  The were used in some Relationship Matrixes.  After switching to EA 16 I can't see them anymore.  I suppose they are still in the database - would you happen to know how to find them back ?

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Re: Custom search - gone
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2022, 07:13:54 pm »
No idea, but you could export them in the old EA version and re-import them in V16 (so I would just guess).

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Re: Custom search - gone
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2022, 11:18:19 pm »
Well  :'(

Looks like custom searches are kept in an external XML file named "EA_Search.xml".  No idea if it gets overwritten during install or not, as my laptop crashed and getting it replaced and reinstalling EA - my custom searches are now gone :-(.

Thanks for trying to help anyway - I was planning to export them ...

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Re: Custom search - gone
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2022, 11:30:36 pm »
Yep. There isn't much one can say about organization in EA...

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Re: Custom search - gone
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2022, 08:57:26 am »
No idea if it gets overwritten during install or not, as my laptop crashed and getting it replaced and reinstalling EA - my custom searches are now gone :-(.
The install of a new version of EA does not touch that file. If you got your laptop replaced that file will no longer be available.
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