Defining the search duration

To increase flexibility in defining a relevant search result duration for a value-based search, digital step search and area search, the way to set the minimal duration was modified on the release of TrendMiner 2018.R1.

In the box, define the minimal search duration using one or multiple of the following time indications.


  • Seconds: seconds, second, sec or s
  • Minutes: minutes, minute, min or m
  • Hours: hours, hour, hr or h
  • Days: days, day, dy or d
  • Weeks: weeks, week, wk or w
  • Months: months, month, mon, mo, mth or M
  • Years: years, year, yr or y

For example, a minimal duration of 3 hours 30 minutes 10 seconds can be defined in either of the following ways (other options will work):

  • At least during 3 hours 30 minutes 10 seconds
  • At least during 3h30m10s
  • At least during 12610s



  • The minimal search result duration is defined by 2 times the index resolution (e.g., for an index resolution of 1 minute, you will be able to search for periods of at least 2 minutes).
  • The duration of your search results will always be a multiple of the index resolution, so it is advised to define the minimal search duration as multiples of the index resolution as well. To avoid missed results due to this restriction, search results with a slightly shorter duration will appear in the result list as well.
  • A month is defined as 1/12th of a year.
  • A year is defined as 365 days.


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