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Exact searches

  • 13 January 2023
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I was recently using the quotation marks in the global search bar for an exact search, but was getting results that didn’t contain the exact phrase “on grid”. Does the use of prepositions or something about the number of characters in a phrase affect exact searching?


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It’s not so much the number of characters, perhaps it’s the fact that search phrase contains the stop word (“on”). Guru decides what to do with any stop words in the phrase as part of the work to deliver results, and in this example, I could see “on” being excluded even with the use of quotation marks for the exact match. Did the results all have “grid” in common?

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Yes, I believe I spoke with Support in recent months and they had mentioned “stop words” would be treated differently. And yes, I believe grid was definitely in all the cards that surfaced. 

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