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Problem with search function

Hi team

Today I created a new document in the sandbox. It contains the words "More_Test_by_Dave" and "shampoo".
When searching it on the page "Sandbox > WebHome" I can find it if I enter in the search field "More_ shampo".
Note: Both search words are only parts of the complete word!
Now I change to the "Advanced Search" (it changes to the page "Sandbox > WebSearch).
Without changing the settings I can't find my page. What's the difference now?
Even if I search with changed settings "Topic name" OR "Literal search" OR "Regular expression search" I can't find my page. Confusing.

Kind regards,


Adding to this, it does appear that the space is not being accepted as a delimiter in a Literal Search.

In a literal search on this sandbox, an advanced search for: more test

Brings up one hit, CarloSchulzSandbox because it finds "more testimonials"

Where-as a regex search on: more;test

brings up topics with "more" and "test*" with many results.

-- CraigBowers - 24 Feb 2010

Thanks to your note, I understand now the different reaction of "standard search" and "advanced search".

Helped me a lot and took me a step further. Thank you!

-- DaveMayer - 25 Feb 2010

i believe this is answered.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 03 Mar 2010

I'm not sure fully though. I've set this to needs follow-up in tasks. The functionality seems clearly divergent from the documentation on the Advanced search topic:

to search for all topics that contain "SOAP", "WSDL", a literal "web service", but not "shampoo", write: soap wsdl "web service" -shampoo

-- CraigBowers - 03 Mar 2010

Although that documentation is confusing: it only works for word and keyword search.

-- ArthurClemens - 03 Mar 2010

QuestionForm edit

Subject Missing functionality
Version Foswiki 1.0.9
Status Needs followup in Tasks
Topic revision: r9 - 10 Jan 2013, GeorgeClark - This page was cached on 17 Jan 2018 - 09:37.

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