That does make sense, Michael.  I had tried using the cli and clv parameters but I had used just 'DT' instead of 'DT1' and it didn't work.  Thanks so much for this!


-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael Gorrell
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:39 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Limit EBSCO Search Box Builder by date

Hi Joel,

We're updating our documentation/the Search Box Builder site to also include
these parameters.

Search Box Builder - a form to take in the user's query/limiters/etc is
essentially a way to build up what we call a persistent link.  Our link
syntax has a few basic parameters.  Look at this search for "football" from
the Academic Search Premier database (db code "aph"):

I've got 2 limiters in this search - Full Text and Date (200901-200911).

Our limiters are passed through cli{N} and cliv{N} key/value pairs.

So in the above - FT is the "key" for the full text limiter, and it's
"Value" is Y.  For date, DT1 is the key and the date range 200901-200911 is
the value.

Other limiters that might be used would be Peer Reviewed (RV=Y) or
References Available (FR=Y) or Publication/Source (SO="value").  These are
our Search Tags.  Note - that if you want to play around and see what the
URL looks like, you can use the UI, and click on the "Alert/Save/Share" link
- we show a permalink on the little popup - this (basically) is the same
persistent link you would build up through Search Box Builder.

I hope that makes sense.  If you have further questions, feel free to
contact our support team - [log in to unmask]

Thanks for pointing out this weakness in our documentation - and thanks for
using the feature!

Michael Gorrell, [log in to unmask]
Senior VP and CIO

On 11/17/09 3:11 PM, "Joel Marchesoni" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> One feature missing from the EBSCO Search Box Builder is the ability to limit
> by date.  Does anyone know of a way to do this from the search box code?  I
> tried all the values from the results page with no success.
> I'm having a hard time finding any information about this online and was
> hoping a fellow coder has figured it out already.
> Thanks!
> Joel