Forum Search bug?

Discussion in 'Forum Discussion' started by JohnC, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. JohnC

    JohnC Well-Known Member Licensed User


    I tried to do a search for an error that I had by pasting the below line in the "Search" field in the top right corner of the forum:


    The intellisearch drop-down did not display any exact matches as I pasted the above.

    When I then hit enter, it gave me pages of results, but NONE of the links listed as "hits" on the first page even contained that search phrase, so I thought I was out of luck finding any solutions for my error.

    It wasn't until by chance I came across this page by accident:

    And this page contained the exact search phrase I was searching for.

    Is there something wrong with the search phrase for why the forum search didn't list the above page as a "hit"?
  2. emexes

    emexes Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I thought the forum did a full text search too, but I realised about a month ago that it doesn't - it seems to only be searching titles and keywords. Could be my memory playing tricks on me. My reflexive workaround was, try forum search first, and if that doesn't answer the question, come at it via Google instead eg:
    José J. Aguilar and JohnC like this.
  3. JohnC

    JohnC Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Cool tip!
  4. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    This is incorrect. All text is searched. It is an index based search and the parsing and tokeniziation process is quite complex.

    It does look like a tokenizer bug. It will be checked.
    Might be related to the square bracket before the phrase.
  5. emexes

    emexes Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I am wishing now that I'd double-checked before posting, because... the search certainly seems to be working now. I have a clear recollection of not being able to track down some old posts to refer to, but no screenshots, so... right now, I owe you an apology.

    Sorry :)
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