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Less Than


$DateAttribute < "date"

Gathers all notes whose $DateAttribute value is before the given date. The left-side date cannot be less than 'never'.

WARNING: unlike an equals comparison the time element of the date/time is used. If $DateA is 28 November 2012 09:00 and $DateB is 28 November 2012 12:00 then:

$DateA < $DateB is true

whilst

$DateA == $DateB is true

This is because the former takes time into account and the latter does not.


$NumberAttribute < number

Gathers all notes whose $NumberAttribute value is smaller than the given number.


Other data types…

Boolean. A true is always greater than false.

Color. Tinderbox does not perform greater/less than comparisons on Color-type attributes.

Sets/Lists. Tinderbox does not perform greater/less than comparisons on Set-type and List-type attributes.

String. A lexical comparison is done of each string character by character, i.e. the ASCII value of each first character, then each second character, etc. Uppercase characters < lowercase < numbers. For other characters, accents, etc., comparisons are likely to not meet linguistic expectation as the values will be based on Unicode sort order. Thus:

"dog" > "cat"

"dog" > "Dog"

"dogs" > "dog"

"dogs" > "dogma"

"dogs" < "døg" <-- NOTE!