#79 1.6 B2 CVS Search Help out of date

1.6 Beta 1
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2008-02-25
2008-02-21
Im
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Hello again,

I hope you are not tired of me yet :)

Anyway, the search accepts only full word search. Example:
Goldenberg
Search will not find anything with just:
Golden

But the search will find "Golden*", with a wildcard.
Which is strange, because the Help says:
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In this Search box you can enter criteria such as dates, given names, surnames, places, multimedia, etc.

Wildcards
Wildcards, as you probably know them (like * or ?), are not allowed, but the program will automatically assume wildcards.

Suppose you type in the Search box the following: Pete. The result could be, assuming the names are in the database:

Pete Smith
Peter Johnes
Will Peterson
somebody --Born 01 January 1901 Petersburg
etc.

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Cheers,
-Im

Discussion

  • Boudewijn Sjouke

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    Hi Im,

    No, I am not tired of you :-)
    Actually I am looking forward to your postings. We don't have many active Genmod users, and although I do my part of testing, I am well aware that Genmod still contains bugs. We need users like you to make it a better product. So please.... go on!

    The issue here is that the help text is old and doesn't reflect the search functionality. Somewhere last year I implemented the full text search capabilities of mysql, extended with code to make it work also for short words. There is some "help" on the forum, see http://www.genmod.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=125

    I will update the search help.

    Regards,
    Boudewijn

     
  • Boudewijn Sjouke

    • labels: --> Miscellaneous
    • milestone: --> 1.6 Beta 1
    • assigned_to: nobody --> sjouke
     
  • Im

    Im - 2008-02-22

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    Hi,

    Glad to hear that.
    Unfortunately, it's not that often I have time for testing, but I do find it fun :)
    So, let's make Genmod 2.0 more stable and secure! :)

    So it's not a bug but the help file is not updated. Sorry, didn't know that.

    Thanks,
    -Im

     
  • Boudewijn Sjouke

    • summary: 1.6 B2 CVS Search dont exept partial words --> 1.6 B2 CVS Search Help out of date
     

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