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  • I found a strange problem.
    I have added a custom field to Relevanssi search scale and one value of this field is 5840-01-7 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural. When I use furfural or other letters to search, the result includes this value without any problem. But when I search the number such as “5840” or “58”, it does not display in the search result.

    I try some other fields by adding some number to them, the same problem happens.
    What is wrong with it?

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  • Plugin Author Mikko Saari


    Relevanssi sees 5840-01-7 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural as “5840 01 7 5 Hydroxymethyl furfural” and after minimum word length is applied, “5840 Hydroxymethyl furfural”.

    Searching for 5840 should work, Relevanssi doesn’t see much difference between numbers and letters. I just tested this – if I enter “5840-01-7 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural” in a custom field and search for 5840, Relevanssi does find the post.

    Dear Mikko Saari,

    Thank you for your response.
    However, under my test, Relevanssi doesn’t index any numbers even your mentioned 5840, I don’t know whether there is any place that I made wrong setting.

    Plugin Author Mikko Saari


    That must be something else, then, as Relevanssi by default doesn’t make any difference between numbers and letters. I’d check the database (wp_relevanssi) to make sure if the problem is in indexing or in searching – are there any numbers (in column “term”) in wp_relevanssi table? Check that and you’re a bit wiser about the problem.

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