Anki duplicates - first field is always included


Hi Mike - I use the first field of all my Anki note types to record Anki's unique note id - useful for all sorts of things and separates id from content. Pleco's duplicate checking always includes the first field, so I will probably change my existing note types to work with Pleco. Just wanted to ask the question if there was a reason for insisting on the first field always being included and not adding an override in case it was an oversight. Cheers, Ben
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That's an Anki limitation - they only allow for efficient text searching on the first field. (it's the only one they index)