Opened 13 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#6364 closed enhancement (fixed)

Chat Transcript Viewer Search doesn't do partial matching

Reported by: nep Owned by:
Milestone: Adium 1.4 Component: Adium UI
Version: 1.3svn Severity: minor
Keywords: Cc:
Patch Status:


Typing into the search box at the top of the Chat Transcripts window, I find that typing in only a partial word brings back no results.

Most application-based text searches will match partial words, including iTunes and Spotlight and Firefox. So I think that it's expected behavior -- I'm torn as to whether this is a defect or a bug.

To test this, use a long word in a chat, then try typing in the first few characters of it. The expected chat will not appear.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by cbarrett

partial string searching: Matching of the terms in a query string to indexed terms, with implied wildcard characters at the start and end of each query term. Each term is matched separately. Search Kit does not currently support partial string searching as an option, but a client application can provide it by adding wildcard operators (asterisks) around each term before handing a query off to Search Kit. See also search.

(from Search Kit Programming Guide: Glossary).

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by jas8522

  • Milestone set to Needs dev review
  • Patch Status set to None
  • priority changed from normal to lowest
  • Severity changed from normal to trivial
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement
  • Version changed from 1.0 to 1.1svn

Changing this to enhancement with dev review - depends on if they wish to add the asterix at the end of the search term or not.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by ronald_poi

This is very important. Sometimes, for example, people write me their phone numbers. Later, when i ask myself "what was it's number?"... i began typing the first 3 digits but nothing comes out. It's even worst for numbers than letters.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by jas8522

  • Milestone changed from Needs dev review to Adium X 1.4
  • pending set to 0

It does seem like a good plan to add the asterisks in as most search functionality in OS X works like this (iTunes, iPhoto, Mail, etc.)

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by djmori

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by Robby

  • Component changed from Logging to Transcripts Viewer
  • Owner nobody deleted
  • priority changed from lowest to low
  • Severity changed from trivial to minor
  • Version changed from 1.1svn to 1.3svn

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by evands

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [25368]) Automatically make search terms wildcard-matching if they don't specify a wildcard pattern. Fixes #6364

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by zacw

  • Component changed from Transcripts Viewer to Adium UI

Removing 'Transcript Viewer' component.

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