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This has happened a few times in the last days:

I'm trying to use the forum search bar and use a few keywords, such as "Android HTTP", and for sure, there is one current question containing both words - but the search does not find any match.

What am I doing wrong?

asked 11 Jun '15, 05:02

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Volker Barth
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Haha - now that exact search lists this question:)

(11 Jun '15, 05:03) Volker Barth
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Maybe HTTP is on a stop list ;-)

(12 Jun '15, 07:30) Martin

It's also gone quite slow again - several minutes yesterday for a free text search, 30/40 seconds today. A few weeks ago it was pretty well instantaneous.

(12 Jun '15, 07:41) Justin Willey

My sincere apologies. When I upgraded the OSQA software back in late March, I inadvertently disabled the SQL Anywhere full-text search capabilities, which left us with the standard "where question_text like '%searchstring%'" search algorithm. I have re-enabled the full-text searching and now we get much better results.

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answered 15 Jun '15, 15:15

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and now we get much better results.

Yes, yes, yes (and faster results, too) - thanks:)


BTW: Does the full-text search look for tags, too?

Own answer: Apparently it does, see that separate FAQ:)

(16 Jun '15, 04:08) Volker Barth
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Yes. The search looks through all questions, answers, comments, titles, and tag names.

(16 Jun '15, 08:48) Graeme Perrow

Testing indicates the forum search is doing an exact match, possibly using LIKE '%search-string%'.

Search: for Android support

One result which contains the exact string "for Android support": Does Ultralite 16 for Android support TCP connections?

Search: for support

Five results containing the exact string "for support", but NOT the message which contains "for Android support".

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answered 11 Jun '15, 08:16

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edited 11 Jun '15, 08:30

Well, I guess it has worked differently in the past, at least a few months ago me and others had the impression the search would work really well (and fast)...

Note: It seems to not really doing an exact match, at least a search for "for Android support" - as copied from your answer - does not list this FAQ as result.

(Or is it possibly using a text index and does not update that immediately?)

(11 Jun '15, 08:36) Volker Barth
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Looks like the search got switched to use phrase search - we will investigate.

(12 Jun '15, 10:40) Elmi Eflov
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