Search Query

Discussion in 'Mac Guides' started by trainguy77, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    When you type in something short like G4 for example it turns nothing up. Why is this? Is G4 considered a common word? I think G4 and G5 should turn up results. There may be a setting for this.
  2. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    Wiki searching has always been really crappy. You have to get the spelling right and you can't use small words.

    In your case, I suspect you're running into a limitation with earlier versions of mysql where fulltext searches required a minimum of 4 letters. In building it's index, mysql threw out all 3-letter and below words to reduce the size of the index. The side effect is that "G5" and even "Mac" aren't searchable.

    (Now, this is only a theory, as I haven't dived into the wiki code very far. Also, newer versions of mysql fix that issue).

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