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Change search character limit

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Geoffrey, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Geoffrey

    Geoffrey Active Member

    Is there a way for me to change the minimum character limit (decrease it actually) for forum searches?
  2. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

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  3. Geoffrey

    Geoffrey Active Member

    What SQL table do I edit and how? I've never touched MySQL...
  4. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    No table - read the first link he posted and you will read that you have to change the Mysql configuration file on the server -but please, this should do your admin.
  5. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    Yes, have your admin do it - as I mentioned, you may have to redo your search index in the ACP afterwards so the new search applies to existing posts!

    My advice, if you have a big board, is to instead use the Elasticsearch add-on ($50, I think) available here. Get Slavik to install it for you. That's what I use and I have search on 2 characters.
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  6. Geoffrey

    Geoffrey Active Member

    I am the admin... -_-

    I just won't bother with it, topic solved.

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