UPDATE for this question, through trial and error, I found a solution for creating and saving a search. What I still ask for assistance with is finding a method to sort my search results. I would like to have the search results as stated below, sorted by each found tag. This is about a priority system and I would like to see this highest priority sort at the top of the find, then the next, etc. I don’t know if this is possible in TaskPaper or not. If it is, I would love to know how to make it happen. If not, I hope that this can be taken as suggestion.
My OP: I apologize for my density this morning. I have not used searches in a long time and I am not quite getting it. I have tested various things in the search bar from the following page: https://guide.taskpaper.com/reference/searches/
I know I can save searches to the sidebar in TaskPaper. This is what I am trying to do: I have a series of tags that I use as prioritization of things I want to get done. Using four iterations of the same tag these would be; @-active-1st, @-active-2nd, @-active-3rd, @-active
I can easily key up and down the sidebar to see each group. I was thinking it might be useful if I could create a search that would both include the above tagged items and if possible, to sort them in the order shown in my listing of them above.
>// @-active [Works for top level @atcive tags only, ignores all @active-1st, 2nd, 3rd active tags ]
>// @-active- [No Results ]
>// (@-active and @-active-) [No Results ]
>// @-active and @-active- [No Results ]
>// (@-active) and (@-active-) [No Results ]
>// @-active* [Tried using asterix as “any” modifier with No Results ]
>// @-active! [Tried using exclamation mark as escape or for “any” modifier with No Results ]
FWIW, the tags all begin with a dash because I like them sorted to the top of the tags section on the sidebar and, as yet, there is no way to actually rearrange the tags in the sidebar.
// @-active or @-active-1st or @-active-2nd or @-active-3rd
I had to use the OR modifier and spell them all out without a paren or an “any” modifier (as in, any find of “active” and "-1st, etc.).
Would still love to see this search results sorted. Any chance of this happening?