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    Updated the serial database tool with a couple of new features.

    typing http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/<Serialno> wil bring up the page for that aircraft. It will also search the AIR81 Database the SEAC Losses DB, and the Forum Posts for any posts made on that aircraft. and display all the information in one page.

    Some examples:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/R4112

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/T2962

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/W5433

    Sometimes you may not find anything but luck out on a photograph

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/JG253

    Added a new bbcode to the forum. If you are typing a serial number in the post - just enclose it in [serial ] and [ /serial] tags (Without spaces) and it will enable the link to the serials page - where you will find ALL posts on the forum with that serial number . eg:
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    Vengeance  [serial ]AN687[/serial ] was lost in Burma
    would render as : Vengeance AN687 was lost in Burma (Serial number hyperlinked - takes you to the page that shows this very post in the search...
    Last edited by Jagan; 8th September 2018 at 02:08.

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    Added a new bbcode to the forum. If you are typing a serial number in the post - just enclose it in [serial ] and [ /serial] tags (Without spaces) and it will enable the link to the serials page - where you will find ALL posts on the forum with that serial number . eg:
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    Vengeance  [serial ]AN687[/serial ] was lost in Burma
    would render as : Vengeance AN687 was lost in Burma (Serial number hyperlinked - takes you to the page that shows this very post in the search...

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    Jagan, many thanks, I think this would be very useful by making all posts regarding the particular serial interconnected.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    For some reason the doeum search is not working in the serial page . Will be troubleshooting it soon

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    Hi Jagan, I have used the new tag in my recent two posts and it seems to me it works (at least for some serials) OK:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...-Vs-photo-hunt

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...-Xs-photo-hunt

    Pavel
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    Thanks Pavel, I noted that the forum search function was not working in the resulting page.. so I fixed that now.. eg: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=HE758 shows your posts as well as other related forum posts for HE758

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    Another small update.. Searching a series of serial will show the note "X Forum Posts" if that serial was discussed in the forum

    eg.. check to the right of AN.687 in this list
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...qn3=&qn4=&cur=

    The whole DB is not indexed in such a way.. the totals on top of the page keeps getting updated over time..

    There are a total of 251453 Records in this database. 999 have been indexed with the forum details.

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