Substring search is not working

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

RESOLVED INVALID
3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: madalin.cotetiu, Unassigned)

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unspecified
2016-02-23
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Description

3 years ago
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open marketplace stage homepage: https://marketplace.allizom.org/
2. Tap the search magnifier and perform a search using a common substring (i.e. search for "ound" ).

Expected results:
Search should display all apps/addons containing "ound" in their title, i.e "Sound Cloud".

Actual results:
No results are returned.

Verified in FF44(Win7, Android 4.2.1) FFOS 2.6(Flame) Issue can be reproduced in mp-dev, stage and production.
Screencast for this issue: http://screencast.com/t/1NX4KK2t
We don't actually have substring searching. We have fuzzy and prefix matching.

The endings of word substrings are far less likely to find results than substrings that are the beginnings of words. Example: "ound" will find less than "soun" (which should return almost as much as "sound").
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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