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Spotlight plugin > date queries #2140

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bfulop opened this issue Oct 27, 2015 · 1 comment
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Spotlight plugin > date queries #2140

bfulop opened this issue Oct 27, 2015 · 1 comment

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@bfulop bfulop commented Oct 27, 2015

Time variables don't seem to work in the Spotlight plugin query.

This doesn't work: kMDItemLastUsedDate >= $time.this_week
This does: kMDItemKind == 'Folder'

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@tiennou tiennou commented Oct 27, 2015

IIRC that's a "limitation" of NSMetadataQuery/NSPredicate. Making a predicate with some "variable" path raises the following error :
NSComparisonPredicate with right expression which is not NSConstantValueExpressionType or NSAggregateExpressionType given to NSMetadataQuery (kMDItemLastUsedDate >= $time.this_week).
(Note this is not from QS but from a test I wrote when I looked at that). So those queries must be manually mangled to become some acceptable predicates, which I didn't feel the will to do.

But then, there is [NSMetadataQuery predicateFromMetadataQueryString:], available 10.9+, thanks Apple ;-).

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