Use case or problem
Here is an example of the problem in a sandbox vault
Test1 has a line of text. I embed that line in
If I search for the word
Test1 shows up in the results.
Test2 doesn’t show up.
When I want to search for two or more words, if one of those words is in an embed, it won’t show up in the search results.
(I had to recreate the above in a sandbox, hence the different block id)
It would be useful to have
Test2 show up in the above search result.
When searching for a keyword, it would help if the search results also included notes that contain embeds of the block that contain that keyword.
Current workaround (optional)
The alternative is to:
- click on the search result corresponding to
- use the id of that block in
Test1for a new search, and then from that search’s results
- go to the file where the block is embedded.
It’s additional steps to find out where that block is embedded.
I understand this is not a simple request because embedding a block doesn’t copy over the text, it just displays the text and that’s why it doesn’t show up in the search results. But, having that 3-step workaround reduced to just 1 step would likely be more effective I presume?
If there are better alternatives to the above or any info on why this isn’t a broadly useful feature, happy to learn about it!