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kenw232
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Sub string searching

Post by kenw232 »

I can't Global Search by substring . I have like "Randy" somewhere. I can search or Randy and find it, but I can't search for "Rand", it find nothing. What do I need to do to make it find "Rand" too???
kenw232
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Post by kenw232 »

And why can't searches have other characters? Like I want to search for "Support:", not just "Support". Yet it always says "Please write at least one search term" when including non-alphabet characters. Searching can only be whole words? That's terrible.
Telesto
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Post by Telesto »

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kenw232 wrote: Tue May 23, 2023 12:39 pm I can't Global Search by substring . I have like "Randy" somewhere. I can search or Randy and find it, but I can't search for "Rand", it find nothing. What do I need to do to make it find "Rand" too???
In case of global search: use an asterisk: so for example "Rand*". See https://manual.myinfoapp.com/#_searching
kenw232 wrote: Tue May 23, 2023 3:38 pm And why can't searches have other characters? Like I want to search for "Support:", not just "Support". Yet it always says "Please write at least one search term" when including non-alphabet characters. Searching can only be whole words? That's terrible.
If use quotes in the search field in MyInfo, like: "Support:" it will work. It's probably recognized as operator without quotes (similar to say, search: title:

The Tree filter & Global Search don't make a distinction between "Support:" or "Support". So it doesn't allow to search the exact phrase, which might be unexpected and annoying, I guess
kenw232
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Post by kenw232 »

I see. String* will find all. Thats good. Thanks.
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