Author Topic: Solved: The mystery of Wallykazam!  (Read 246 times)

Offline Andrew Smith

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Solved: The mystery of Wallykazam!
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:36:12 PM »
For a long time I couldn't figure out why I was getting a random recording of a children's programme. 

Caught it in my IceTV recordings list (before it was too late) and discovered that my keyword for recording "Orville" (for episodes of The Orville) was triggering the recording of episodes of Wallykazam! where the character "Norville" is mentioned in the description.

Such is life.

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Re: Solved: The mystery of Wallykazam!
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 04:06:26 PM »
Try searching just the title, as in "title:orville".
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Re: Solved: The mystery of Wallykazam!
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 04:32:29 PM »
Didn't know there was advanced stuff like that which could be done.

I originally set the keyword recording trigger when the series wasn't in the upcoming EPG schedule.  I have since replaced the keyword with a proper series recording for the show.

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Re: Solved: The mystery of Wallykazam!
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 05:04:32 PM »
Didn't know there was advanced stuff like that which could be done.

It's not well documented on the IceTV help. The IceTV Customer Support page Using Series Recording, Favourites, Keyword Recording and Keyword Favourites is out of date and doesn't mention the search restriction tags.

It says:
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By default, searches only match keywords in the show's title.

As you experienced (and I just tested), the default keyword search is over more than just the title (edd below for what other documentation says that it searches over).

The Customer Support page How Do I Set a Preference to Record Shows of a Certain Type or Genre? refers to functionality that no longer exists (and I think that the :Using Series Recording ..." page may be referring to this same functionality.

There is one place where I've found a list of tags that you can use to narrow searches. One of the Developer pages, Keyword Pattern Matching.

The search tags are:
"title:"
"series:"
"episode:"
"desc:"
"genre:" If genre is not found in the database this entire string is skipped
"actor:"
"director:"
"repeat:" Value can either be "yes" or "1"
"year:"
"after:"
"before:"
"lang:"
"country:"

The developer documentation says (in contradiction of the "Customer Support" page):
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If no qualifier fields are set then the MATCH_STRING will match to any of the following fields:
title
series
episode
desc
genre
director
actor
country
lang

How accurate any of that is is anyone's guess, but it's the best I could find.

Note that the developer page I linked to is now described by the pages that are supposed to replace it as "legacy documentation [that] will be available for a period of time." However the new documentation doesn't have any information I could find about how matching works. The demise of the legacy documentation has foretold for some time now, but fortunately no-one has decided to remove it yet. The legacy documentation actually vital for any development work on IceTV, because it contains much more information than the documentation that's supposed to replace it.

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Re: Solved: The mystery of Wallykazam!
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 05:12:58 PM »
You can also use the "Create Keyword Recording or Favourite" link under the search box on the TV Guide page to create keyword searches easily.

The direct link to this page is https://tv-guide.icetv.com.au/display_advanced_search
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Re: Solved: The mystery of Wallykazam!
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 05:30:50 PM »
How do you get there from any of the more usual pages, like TV Guide or search results?

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Re: Solved: The mystery of Wallykazam!
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2019, 05:43:07 PM »
You can also use the "Create Keyword Recording or Favourite" link under the search box on the TV Guide page to create keyword searches easily.

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Re: Solved: The mystery of Wallykazam!
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2019, 10:57:44 PM »
Sorry, missed that, but I think the link is a bit misleadingly named. The "Create Keyword Recording or Favourite" page actually allows you to construct a search with a nice interface to the search tagging. It's then only after carrying out the search that you are offered the opportunity to create the favourite or keyword recording.


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