Support » Plugin: Ajax Search Lite » Exact word + case sensitive search

  • Resolved jaco44


    I am interested in purchasing the premium version but want to be sure that I can enable the following functionality to this plugin first as I can’t seem to do so with the Lite version.
    My site has a lot of stock ticker symbols, always typed in all caps. I need to be able to search for a stock symbol & return results only containing that specific string of letters or even a signal letter in many cases. E.g.- The ticker for AT&T is T so if I search for T or “T” (not t or “t”), I need the results to include only incidents of the letter T in caps without a gazillion hits of any incident of the letter T or t.
    Can this be done & how? Anytime I search for a letter in quotations, such as “T”, I’m only getting returns of the letter T that was originally surrounded by quotation marks, not the letter T by itself (with spaces on both sides).

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  • Plugin Author wpdreams



    If I understand correctly, you need exact word matches (?) with case sensitivity. Well, case sensitivity can be enabled here:
    ..exact word matching however is not possible within the lite version. You can enable exact matches, but it includes matches within word contents as well.

    Within the Pro version there is a feature to change the logic to word matches as well. However please keep in mind that word delimitation with forced case sensitivity can be an extremely server intensive operation. Some delimiters might not be recognized either (spaces between words would, but commas and other might be problematic). Without forced case sensitivity it would be okay, but that combination in my experience is costly.

    Best regards,
    Ernest M.

    Thread Starter jaco44


    Thanks for the reply & the heads up about the increased demand on the server if I were to set the plugin to use word matches with case sensitivity.
    I did change the plugin settings to force case sensitivity shortly after posting my question & found that it works but with some issues which I’ll report as a bug fix under a new thread in this forum. Basically, I am able to return case sensitive word matches with the lite version but with a bug/extra step involved which I’ll explain in the other thread.
    I also plan to purchase the premium version as well as I like what I so far. Thanks again.

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