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Forum search does not work?

rkneschkerkneschke New
edited August 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8


I have noticed that my forum search does not work properly.

For example I enter the word "RAW" or "raw" (referring to the image file format) and I definitely have forum threads that have both RAW and raw in their text AND in the Tags, but no results show up, for example this thread:

And idea what could have went wrong?

Thanks in advance



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    I think that the search term is too short. What you can do is turn on the Debug modus and figure out which SQL is executed with that search page. Then execute that same SQL in phpMyAdmin.

    Also, let's see if you can look in the search function if it filters out short search terms.

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    ChanuxChanux Admin of ✭✭

    @rkneschke go to your forum/conf/config.phpand add this code

    $Configuration['Garden']['Search']['Mode'] = 'like';

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    @Chanux: Thanks. That helped, now it is working.
    (I don't find the "thanks" and "answer was helpful" buttons anymore, otherwise I would have clicked them)

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