Id:notebook search not working in windows

Operating system


Joplin version


Desktop version info

Joplin 2.13.13 (prod, win32)

Client ID:
Sync Version: 3
Profile Version: 44
Keychain Supported: Yes

Revision: c3cdeeb

Automate Notes: 1.0.2
Csv Import: 1.0.1
Cursor Sync: 2.1.0
Inline TODO: 1.6.0
Kanban: 1.0.7
Note overview: 1.6.0
Note Tabs: 1.4.0
Note Variables: 2.0.0
Quick HTML tags: 0.2.0
Quick Links: 1.2.4
Simple Backup: 1.2.2
Templates: 2.3.0

What issue do you have?

using ID:<notebook> within search bar is unreliable, with a very high failure rate.
Joplin KB Article: Searching | Joplin

Use notebook content menu, selecting "Copy notebook ID" to get notebook ID (Success)

Create search term in Search Input Box (Success)

No Results return (Failure)


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You are copying a notebook id, not a note id.

From the searching docs:

Operator Description Example
id: Filter by note ID id:9cbc1b4f242043a9b8a50627508bccd5 return a note with the specified id

I'm pretty sure that menu item is supplied by a plugin, not the default app?

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Templates plugin add this feature to Joplin, see plugin's special variables.

Could you develop your need about searching a notebook ID?

You can search a notebook using the notebook's name, like notebook:"my own notebook".

You are 100% correct, just missed that, thank you for picking that out and mentioning it.

-- And, whose idea was it anyway to make zeros and Oh's look so darn similar in code?

Thank you for the note, the goal is to create a live clickable link.

From a workflow perspective, it is far less cycles to click a link than it is to copy a string, paste it in the search bar, confirm the selection, etc.

Another advantage of the ID is that is would in theory bypass the issue of a name change where the search criteria would break if a name change had occurred in the above scenario -- where a text search string was left in one note to assist in searching for a notebook.

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