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Can search function be combined with a highlight?

Postby notasperfectasyou » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:11 pm

I want to search the sight for "MMP-9". Ideally, I'd like the term "MMP-9" to be highlighted in the threads I click on after the search. This would make it easier to review the search results. Is this possible? Ken
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Re: Can search function be combined with a highlight?

Postby NHE » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:12 pm

I want to search the sight for "MMP-9". Ideally, I'd like the term "MMP-9" to be highlighted in the threads I click on after the search. This would make it easier to review the search results. Is this possible?

The highlighting feature is the way that the search function normally works. It seems that the problem is that your query term has a hyphen in it. If you take a look at the URL for a search result for "MMP-9" you should note that the mmp9 is present without a hyphen. For example, http://www.thisisms.com/ftopicp-46973-mmp9.html#46973. I suspect that this why the highlighting feature is not working with this particular query. This is a problem with the forum software and not something that I have control over. As an alternative, you could always try searching for MMP and that term should wind up highlighted in the results. Also note that you will get more precise results for your search if you select "Display results as: Posts" rather than as "Topics" as some threads can be several pages long making it dificult to find the particular post of interest.

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Brilliant!!

Postby notasperfectasyou » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:40 pm

A Guinness for You!!!

Brilliant!

Thank you! Ken
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