Change of behavior of fast finder

Hi folks,

Doing further studies using Gibbon v17, I noticed today that I can no longer list available classes, actions, etc. using the fast finder.

This was quite helpful in the past especially for beginners. The user could simply enter “actions” and it listed all actions available.

Can you reproduce this? Is there a way to enable this again?

Kind regards,
Roman

Comments

  • Hi Roman,

    Looks like that part of the system was refactored back in v13. I think searching "actions" may have been a side-effect of how the token search works, rather than intended functionality. The downside was that any class or user with substrings in their name that overlapped with the words "action", "class", "staff" were nearly un-searchable because of the number of other strings that matched it. When that piece of the code was refactored, it was replaced with an AJAX-based search, which excludes the prefixes on the token text. I'm tempted to say because of the downsides of the old behaviour we're not likely to change it for the core, but you could always edit the index_fastFinder_ajax.php script if it's something you wish to keep.

    Thanks!
    meierrom
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