Page names in search

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Naomi Schoenfeld

23 Jun, 2018 07:35 PM

Today seems to be my day for exploring and finding questions -- here's just one more.

It looks like VoodooPad's search function doesn't include page names / titles -- in other words, it doesn't find pages based on their names, in the search.

I've attached a screenshot to show what I mean. In the main area is a search, and the side drawer is open. You can see in the side drawer that there are dozens of pages whose names start with "Person - " .... but, when I search for "Person -", the search comes up empty, as it has in the main window in the screenshot.

Is this the intended behavior?

  1. 1 Posted by Sarah on 25 Jun, 2018 06:35 PM

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    Hi Naomi,

    Thanks for pointing this out. Page names should show up when you search for their titles. If you take away the dash "-" or add a letter after, do you get the same behaviour?

    All the best,

    Primate Labs Inc.

  2. 2 Posted by Naomi Schoenfel... on 25 Jun, 2018 06:52 PM

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    Thanks for the reply! The behavior varies if I try your suggestions, but still doesn't return accurate results.

    I'm attaching two more screenshots --

    #1, search is for 'Person - Derrill, Franklin', adding letters after the dash. You can see in the side drawer that there is indeed a page with that name, and in the main area that it's not showing up in search results.

    #2, search is for 'Location - Mass', adding letters after the dash with a different initial word than 'Person'. A couple do appear, but nowhere near all of them. You can see in the side drawer that there are far, far many with that name (and there are more out of view) than appear in the search results.

    'Person' alone brings up many more matches, but that likely because the word 'person' appears in the text of most of the pages in the document. Without the ability to exclude those, I can't tell you if it's reading the titles as well.

  3. 3 Posted by Sarah on 25 Jun, 2018 07:47 PM

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    Hi Naomi,

    Thank you for trying that and for posting the screenshots. I've passed the issue along to the team and we'll take a look whenever possible. Let me know if you run into anymore issues, or if you have any questions.

    All the best,

    Primate Labs Inc.

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