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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-16004

Moodle forums advance search, exact phrase search does not work

    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.2, 2.4.4, 2.7.4, 2.8.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Forum
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE, MOODLE_24_STABLE, MOODLE_27_STABLE, MOODLE_28_STABLE

      Description

      Under Advance Search in the Moodle forms, there is the ability to serach for an exact phrase. However the actual search will return results for every word in the phrase which gives flase positives.

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          tsala Helen Foster added a comment -

          Ron, thanks for your report. I'm going to change this to an MDL issue, as I assume it's the same for all Moodle sites and not only moodle.org.

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          tsala Helen Foster added a comment - Ron, thanks for your report. I'm going to change this to an MDL issue, as I assume it's the same for all Moodle sites and not only moodle.org.
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          tsala Helen Foster added a comment -

          Assigning to forum lead.

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          tsala Helen Foster added a comment - Assigning to forum lead.
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          salvetore Michael de Raadt added a comment -

          Thanks for reporting this issue.

          We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over a year has been recorded as affecting versions that are no longer supported.

          If you believe that this issue is still relevant to current versions (2.3 and beyond), please comment on the issue. Issues left inactive for a further month will be closed.

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          salvetore Michael de Raadt added a comment - Thanks for reporting this issue. We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over a year has been recorded as affecting versions that are no longer supported. If you believe that this issue is still relevant to current versions (2.3 and beyond), please comment on the issue. Issues left inactive for a further month will be closed. Michael d; 4d6f6f646c6521
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          rmeske Ron Meske added a comment -

          This is still an issue on the current version of moodle on moodle.org.

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          rmeske Ron Meske added a comment - This is still an issue on the current version of moodle on moodle.org.
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          cfollin Chris Follin added a comment -

          This is still a problem in 2.x, definitely in 2.4.4.

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          cfollin Chris Follin added a comment - This is still a problem in 2.x, definitely in 2.4.4.
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          dobedobedoh Andrew Nicols added a comment -

          Hi all,

          Is there any chance you could give an example of how this is broken?

          All of the queries that I've tried so far seem to work and I can't see any issues.

          Cheers,

          Andrew

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          dobedobedoh Andrew Nicols added a comment - Hi all, Is there any chance you could give an example of how this is broken? All of the queries that I've tried so far seem to work and I can't see any issues. Cheers, Andrew
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          rmeske Ron Meske added a comment -

          I just tried this and it looks like the results are now correct but the highlighting of the search term is not. The Advanced search being referred to is the one in the Forums..

          1. Select one of the courses in the Community Forums. I selected "Moodle in English"
          2. Select Advanced Search
          3. In the field "This exact phrase must appear in the post" enter a phrase. I used "Articulate and Captivate".
          4. Click the Search Forums button

          The results displayed did have the exact phrase. However, the word "and" was highlighted every time it occurred in each post instead of the exact phrase. I tried a four word phrase and the two words in the middle were highlighted throughout the posts returned. If I use a two word phrase no words are highlighted. It appears the highlighting is ignoring the beginning and ending words.

          Ron

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          rmeske Ron Meske added a comment - I just tried this and it looks like the results are now correct but the highlighting of the search term is not. The Advanced search being referred to is the one in the Forums.. 1. Select one of the courses in the Community Forums. I selected "Moodle in English" 2. Select Advanced Search 3. In the field "This exact phrase must appear in the post" enter a phrase. I used "Articulate and Captivate". 4. Click the Search Forums button The results displayed did have the exact phrase. However, the word "and" was highlighted every time it occurred in each post instead of the exact phrase. I tried a four word phrase and the two words in the middle were highlighted throughout the posts returned. If I use a two word phrase no words are highlighted. It appears the highlighting is ignoring the beginning and ending words. Ron

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