Issue Three letter search

Venture

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I looked into this. Apparently the database software limits searches to 4 characters minimum. No solution I can find at this time. For the record I don't like it either, but for now there doesn't seem to be much I can do about it.
 

regder

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Not sure if there's anything you can do on the forum side, a lot of forums I'm on do the same thing. There is something the searcher can do, add a wildcard to the end of a three letter search and it will work.

For instance gps* works where gps does not.

Maybe it's possible to add a line in the search script to do this automatically?
 

Talltourer

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Not sure if there's anything you can do on the forum side, a lot of forums I'm on do the same thing. There is something the searcher can do, add a wildcard to the end of a three letter search and it will work.

For instance gps* works where gps does not.

Maybe it's possible to add a line in the search script to do this automatically?
Or add this on the search page at least. I did not know about this trick, thanks!!!
 
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