September 24, 2005 in Feedback
Rumor has it there's a place around here to post mod requests? If anyone can help me out as to where this should go, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
I am interested in a quote for the following mod for my forum that I host for free for a non-profit organization.
I have a custom field that registerees are required to fill out on my board and I would like to be able to perform a wildcard search function on that custom field. This can be done in Admin CP but not on the board. On the actual board, IPB only lets you search from the beginning of the field. Can anybody make this and if so, how much would you guys charge? Thanks!
There's no forum for mod requests here, this is a forum for features suggestion. You can try www.invisionize.com or submit a support ticket. :)
Wildcard is a basic search feature. Please implement this feature in future versions (optionally, for those who want it because the index files get much bigger)
It's really annoying to search large forums like mine (2.5 million posts, germanscooterforum.de) without wildcard.
Without wildcard it's very difficult to find all relevant topics since you never know the exact string to search for...
Well, first step is to change the sphinx config file, which you are entirely free to do. I can't remember if there's any changes needed to the PHP code however to support Wildcard search in Sphinx. Do you happen to know off the top of your head? If not, I'll go hunt down the docs and take a look.
aww wildcards and + as well as - would be awesome... I use standard search though and no one likes standard :(
the blog at shows the improvements planned - I am sure IPS would welcome feedback to the blog post as well :)
I already had IPB3 with wildcard running, but there were few annoying bugs, which invision support didn't want to fix because wildcards are not supported by default.
Please support wildcards in IPB 3.1.0
-searches for ****-
Imagine the number of results I would get. :D
Wildcard search worked already fine with IPB 2.x and Sphinx with an infix length of 2 and on a forum with over 2.5 million posts.
Sad that it isn't supported in IPB 3.x, that is really a step backward :(
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