Search returns no results for three letter terms

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Search returns no results for three letter terms

Postby cday » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:51 pm

When searching the forum for posts containing a three character term such as skf or dxf or jp2 no results are returned...

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Re: Search returns no results for three letter terms

Postby DOS386 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:39 pm

cday wrote:When searching the forum for posts containing a three character term such as skf or dxf or jp2 no results are returned...


Known problem of PHPBB forum software.
There is indeed no WinZIP under my rock.


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Re: Search returns no results for three-letter terms

Postby XnTriq » Tue May 20, 2014 3:00 am

cday (Created PDF files are HUGE!!!) wrote:
mrjacoby1 wrote:... searching for the letters "PDF" returns zero results in this forum

For some reason the phpBB format doesn't return results for three-character strings, which is particularly unfortunate for computing topics where file formats are usually three-characters...

This is due to a limitation in MySQL. The forum's search backend has now been switched from Fulltext mysql to Fulltext native, and the search index has been updated.

Test: Forum search for keyword “pdf


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Re: Search returns no results for three-letter terms

Postby cday » Tue May 20, 2014 9:44 pm

XnTriq wrote:
cday wrote:
mrjacoby1 wrote:... searching for the letters "PDF" returns zero results in this forum

For some reason the phpBB format doesn't return results for three-character strings, which is particularly unfortunate for computing topics where file formats are usually three-characters...

This is due to a limitation in MySQL. The forum's search backend has now been switched from Fulltext mysql to Fulltext native, and the search index has been updated.

Thanks, that should be very useful... :D

The Forum search facility now supports searches for three-character terms... :D :D


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