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Search ignores the word 'test'

Odd bug here - I have a dummy set of products named 'Test Product' or 'Tester Product'.

When searching for the word 'test' or 'tester' the search returns no product pages.

If I name the products 'Sample Product' or 'Sampler Product' and search for 'sample'. The search returns the product pages OK.

Why does it ignore the word 'test'?

Tony Astley

Tony Astley 0 points

  • 3 years ago
Rachel Andrew

Rachel Andrew 394 points
Perch Support

If you have lots of products named test, it will be ignored as a common word. Its just MySQL fulltext search, not something Perch is doing or that we can change.

Thanks Rachel, that makes sense.

All but a handful of the products had been deleted but they still have records in the DB which figures.

Are deleted products purged after a certain time period?

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

No, deleted products are kept as deleted products. Without them your sales reporting will go up the spout.