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how to generate search fields?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:27 pm
by dschmauss
I hope I can explain my problem..
When you start the 'advanced search' several 'pink boxes' are offered. Each of which contain several fields which can be linked by one (i.e. the same) boolean operator (a). The 'pink boxes' also can be linked among each other by boolean operators, but these can differ from the above mentioned operator (a).

Once you performed the search having used only one of the 'pink boxes' the others vanish.
But it sometimes seems to be useful to restrict the result e.g. by excluding a term that turned out to be senseless, but spoils your result set.You then should exclude the term by operator 'NOT'. But if the boolean operator (a), which you used in the originally performed search, was 'AND' you can't use 'NOT' in Addition ==> this would only be possible if there still was another 'pink box'.

My request: How can you re-generate another 'pink box'? I couldn't find an easy way.

Thanks to anybody who tries to understand the request and for every answer!

Re: how to generate search fields?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:57 pm
by Patent Information Marketing
Dear user,

If I understood your request correctly, the basic layout would be to group all terms e.g. within an "AND" group and have this combined with a NOT field on the next higher level.
E.g. https://worldwide.espacenet.com/beta/se ... %3Ade%3Afr

Re: how to generate search fields?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:59 pm
by voiceofreason
You can click on +Field, you can click on ->Group - The AND at any level can be a NOT using the dropdown
Also use a filter to exclude things

Re: how to generate search fields?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:32 pm
by dschmauss
Thanks for your answer! I tried it out but didn't succeed. Maybe I misunderstood you.

What works is, to add the extra term in the command line at the very top. When I add e.g. "NOT ta all oil" the extra 'pin box' appears. It's a pitty that I can't insert a screen shot, I could explain my request much easier.

Re: how to generate search fields?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:34 pm
by dschmauss
Patent Information Marketing wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Dear user,

If I understood your request correctly, the basic layout would be to group all terms e.g. within an "AND" group and have this combined with a NOT field on the next higher level.
E.g. https://worldwide.espacenet.com/beta/se ... %3Ade%3Afr
Yes, I think, that's what I've meant.