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Search does not find 3 letter words

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Community Member, 89 Posts

29 April 2010 at 4:12am

I'm using the standard SilverStripe search, but it does not find any 3 letter words, is there anyway to change this limit?



Community Member, 134 Posts

8 October 2010 at 4:11am

Anyone got any ideas about this? I need the search results to throw back results for two letter searches (products are known as 'V3' or 'V4' etc.).
?? Running 2.4.2


Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

8 October 2010 at 4:32am

I just tried this (a couple of 2.4.0 sites) and there were some strange results... I got results for 'on' or 'to' and get page results, but not '4u'... I tried with with single/double quotes and without.


Community Member, 89 Posts

13 October 2010 at 1:58am

I did manage to fix this. It's not a limitation of SilverStripe, it's actually due to a default setting of MySQL.

You need to change the "ft_min_word_len" MySQL variable on the server. The default is 4, changing it to 3 will allow 3 letter searches to work etc.



Community Member, 267 Posts

24 January 2011 at 10:32pm

how do you change the mysql setting?
Through htaccess?
Im not hosting my own server, but in the Netherlands we usually pay for hosting on a shared server.