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[Solved] SearchForm doesn't always work.


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1 April 2011 at 3:35pm Community Member, 161 Posts

Having an odd problem.

A customer has a site with a SearchForm. The search finds pages containing the word "tax" but cannot find the words "GST" and "FBT", which are on the same page.

I'm totally stumped.

Why is this happening and, more importantly, how do I fix it? :?


3 April 2011 at 7:52am (Last edited: 3 April 2011 8:45am), Community Member, 161 Posts


I have tried creating a page that contains the words "FBT GST blah blah blah Hutt" and the SearchForm finds "blah" and "Hutt" but it doesn't find "FBT" or GST".

Any ideas? Anyone? I am having the same problem with SS 2.4.3 and 2.4.5


3 April 2011 at 6:02pm Community Member, 161 Posts

Ok, sorted.

There's a MySQL parameter called ft_min_word_len that defines the smallest word it on which the database will do a full text search.

I edited /etc/mysql/my.cnf adding the line

set-variable = ft_min_word_len=3

retarted the MySQL service and now it finds "GST" and "FBT" without problems.