Is "exact phrase" searching available as a feature in phpbb3

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greggish
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Is "exact phrase" searching available as a feature in phpbb3

Post by greggish » Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:43 am

I tried searching for exact phrases in quotes on this test board and a couple of other live Olympus boards and it doesn't work. "Happy Birthday" in quotes returns the same number of results as without the quotes and returns posts that contain happy AND birthday. Is it just that exact phrase searching is not set as default? Or will exact phrase searching just not be possible with phpbb3?
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Re: Is "exact phrase" searching available as a feature in phpbb3

Post by naderman » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:56 pm

It will just not be possible.

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Re: Is "exact phrase" searching available as a feature in phpbb3

Post by Nicholas the Italian » Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:24 pm

Because only single words are indexed?

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Re: Is "exact phrase" searching available as a feature in phpbb3

Post by greggish » Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:36 pm

I'm confused. I thought tht phpbb3 used mysql's full text search to do the searching. Exact phrase search is part of mysql's capabilities, so I thought it should be available in phpbb3 as a search option. Just using mysql's full text search is the way Invision allows exact phrase searching I believe.
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Re: Is "exact phrase" searching available as a feature in phpbb3

Post by Cap'n Refsmmat » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:00 am

phpBB3 can use MySQL fulltext, but I don't think it does by default.

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Re: Is "exact phrase" searching available as a feature in phpbb3

Post by greggish » Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:08 am

Ok. So I guess if you set it to use mysql full text search then exact phrase searching is possible.
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Re: Is "exact phrase" searching available as a feature in phpbb3

Post by code reader » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:33 pm

greggish wrote: Ok. So I guess if you set it to use mysql full text search then exact phrase searching is possible.
i don't believe this is the case.
phpbb breaks the search phrase to separate words before it hands it to the search mechanism. i don't think a huge change will be required to allow phrase search if mysql fulltext is used, but some change to the code will have to be done to bypass phpbb dissecting of the search phrase.

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