Source Box Search function
Add a search function to the Source Box when attaching a source via the family member.
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I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
Great suggested enhancement.
That Said ...
As you are most likely aware ...
The features/functions/facilities of the "Source Box" are very LIMITED.
Please be aware, that there have been MANY suggested enhancements, to the "Source Box", on numerous occasions, over the Years.
The "Source Box" has been in "Dire" NEED of "Enhancement" for a very long time...MANY; Many; many, Years.
MANY of us have been WAITING (really, "Hanging-Out") for enhancements to the "Source Box".
The original concept of the "Source Box" was; as, a TEMPORARY "Storage" facility, for "Sources", to be attached.
Over the years, MANY Users/Patrons use (ie. have made), the "Source Box"; as, a (more) PERMANENT "Storage" facility, for "Sources", not just to be attached; but, also for those already attached.
There are 'pros' and 'cons', on both sides, of the "Debate", regarding the use of the "Source Box"; as, either, a TEMPORARY; as opposed to, a PERMANENT, "Storage" facility, for "Sources" - no need to go there.
One thing, that was enhanced, in the "Source Box", was that the Number of "Folder" was increased, from just x50, to now x200.
That Said ...
Just so that you are aware ...
We have recently been advised, by an "Official 'FamilySearch' Representative", that 'FamilySearch' is, FINALLY, currently working on several enhancements to the "Source Box", which by some is considered long overdue.
And, later, in that same post, a list of what is being worked on; and, a request for any OTHER suggested enhancements.
I recently [ 26 October 2021... ] took a 'look' in the "Beta" (ie. "Test") Environment, of 'FamilySearch'.
To access the "Beta" (ie. "Test") Environment, of 'FamilySearch', simply "Sign In" with your normal 'FamilySearch' credentials (ie. User Name; and, Password) .
And, have no fear ...
Any "Changes", that you make, to "Data", in the "Beta" (ie. "Test") Environment, of 'FamilySearch', will NOT be reflected in the "Production" (ie."Live") Environment.
The "Beta" (ie. "Test") Environment, of 'FamilySearch', is basically a "Sand Box", for us, to play around in/with; and/or, explore (ie. any NEW forthcoming features/facilities/functions); and/or, also to do "Testing", just to 'see' what happens, if we do ... 'this or that' ▬ WITHOUT ruining what is in "Production" (ie."Live") Environment (ie. the real live, important, "Data").
There are significant "Changes", to the "Source Box", in the "Beta" (ie. "Test") Environment, of 'FamilySearch', well worth the 'look'.
Apart from the "General" appearance ...
▬ NO Pages (ie. ONE "Continuous" List)
▬ Search Tile
▬ ▬ Source Types
▬ ▬ ▬ FamilySearch
▬ ▬ ▬ User Created
▬ ▬ ▬ Memory
▬ ▬ Show Date Ranges
▬ ▬ ▬ Show All
▬ ▬ ▬ Sources with No Dates
▬ ▬ ▬ Date Range
Unfortunately, no ability/provision to create "Sub-Folders" ... may still be in 'Design' and 'Development'.
As an side ...
What you propose (ie. your suggested enhancement) MAY be something NEW ...
[ We can only but live in hope ... ]
As an aside ...
Also, unfortunately, I could not get the "Search" (nor, the "Filters") to work; but, then, again, I have MANY; Many; many, "Sources", in my "Source Box", than was ever originally intended/envisaged.
I am just letting you know, that there are 'changes afoot', for the "Source Box" ... 'in train'; as, we speak ...
Again, GREAT suggested enhancement.
I know, that this might not help/assist; but, I hope that this gives you some, insight; and, perspective.
ps: We can live in hope ...
Attention: @Bryce Roper ( FYI )0
I have developed a file naming convention which automatically sorts all my source files by surname, given names, and in chronological sequence. I don't use surname folders as they are unnecessary. When I look in my Dropbox/Sources folder I can quickly find any file in the ordered filenames. I would like to do the same in my FS Source Box, but the files are NOT sequenced alphabetically. They seem to be just displayed in whatever sequence I added them.
Sometimes I wonder if I will lose access to the Dropbox files for whatever reason. I trust that my Source Box will always be safe though currently very cumbersome to use as I have over 1500 source documents. So my suggestion is to allow the Source Box filenames to be sorted alphabetically.0