Opened 14 years ago

Closed 12 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: 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 14 years ago by Colin Barrett

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 Jordan

Milestone: Needs dev review
Patch Status: None
priority: normallowest
Severity: normaltrivial
Type: defectenhancement
Version: 1.01.1svn

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 13 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 13 years ago by Jordan

Milestone: Needs dev reviewAdium X 1.4
pending: 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 Carlos Morales

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by Robert

Component: LoggingTranscripts Viewer
Owner: nobody deleted
priority: lowestlow
Severity: trivialminor
Version: 1.1svn1.3svn

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(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 Zachary West

Component: Transcripts ViewerAdium UI

Removing 'Transcript Viewer' component.

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