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XF 1.2 Search integrity here on Xenforo?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Ludachris, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Ludachris

    Ludachris Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering if this is how the search will function when I switch my site over from vb... I'm a little concerned. Is there a document that explains how the search functionality works here? One thing I noticed is that I sometimes get unexpected results. How does the search handle multiple keyword terms and partials? And how does the upgraded search differ?

    It looks like the doing a search for "announcement" here in the forums returns this post, but I'm not sure why since that keyword is not in the post:
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Enhanced Search is installed here, which included the stemming analyzer function.

    The word 'announced' is in the first post.
  3. Ludachris

    Ludachris Well-Known Member

    That explains it. Is there a way to override that using single quotes or some other characters?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It only works for the Enhanced Search add-on.
    If you use standard MySQL search on your own site you don't need to worry about it.
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Even with ES, you do need to enable it, but there's no way to disable it on a per search basis (it's likely that the root word is all that's been indexed).
  6. Ludachris

    Ludachris Well-Known Member

    I have a forum with nearly 4 million posts and I believe the Enhanced Search is suggested. So I'm trying to figure out how it will work.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As Mike said, you can disable the stemming analyzer:

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