When you:

  • compose a query in the Data Explorer
  • check the Text-only results checkbox
  • run the query

the permalink hyperlink looks like this:


However, that query string parameter opt.textResults appears to not be fully respected; clicking the above link takes you to a page where the Text-only results checkbox is checked but the query output is in grid form. You have to then click Run Query again to get text results.

Could we get a way of linking directly to a text-only run?

  • 4
    It's not that it's not respected exactly...the grid only shows up because the results happen to be cached, otherwise you'd have to rerun the query regardless. Still, I agree that it could be handled more intuitively, so I'll put it on the todo list.
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Sep 12, 2013 at 10:05
  • Came here to post the same issue; not a big one, but would be nice. Requesting TODO list item bump @TimStone.
    – Jason C
    Commented Apr 5, 2014 at 4:56
  • @TimStone 6-8 Friedmans?
    – Jason C
    Commented Oct 24, 2014 at 12:01


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