Lightroom: Can I create a smart collection to find all photos not in a collection?

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Of course I mean not in any collection besides this smart collection. I see there are options in a smart collection (Collection and Published Collection), but I have not been able to get these fields to work in any way. Is what I want to do possible?
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Define a smart collection where:

"Collection" "doesn't contain" "a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z"

Put any characters you like in that list, if you use, for example, accented characters or punctuation in your collections.

(Don't use punctuation in your Collection names.)
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This doesn't really work for me - maybe becuase I mainly use Smart Collections? Does this filter only works with regular Collections?
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The "Collection" criterion only examines the names of regular collecitons, not smart collections or published collections.
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John, thanks for thhe answer. Great idea. I was at photoshop world and stumped the adobe people on this. I will give it a try.
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thank you! Great and simple idea!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Search of Collections in LR cc.

Can you please consider having an option in Lightroom CC to enable a search of photos that are not in any Collection. In Elements one can "Find" "Items not in any Album". I have searched forums and this is a question that appears more than once. Please consider as this would be very beneficial.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photos not in any collection with non-latin languages.

This way cannot use for non-euro-latain environment.
Lr should have function as Maureen said.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Search of Collections in LR cc.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: inCollection filter and smart collection.

I'd like to be able to filter my photos to see only the ones that are not yet in a collection.
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