[Mediawiki-l] Problems with search

Herta Van den Eynde herta.vandeneynde at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 08:49:35 UTC 2008

On 28/01/2008, Günter Gratzer <Guenter.Gratzer at abf.co.at> wrote:
> hello,
> if I use search function in our mediawiki I often didn't get a result.
> e.g. if I search for "vpn" I don't get a result. If I enter "vpn-verbindung" the page is found. If I enter "verbindung" the page will be found as well.
> Anyone can explain me why it doesn't work?
> We use
> *       MediaWiki <http://www.mediawiki.org/> : 1.11.0
> *       PHP <http://www.php.net/> : 5.2.1
> *       MySQL <http://www.mysql.com/> : 5.0.37
> thanks!
> Günter

MySQL only indexes words > 3 characters.  You can change it, but you
may want to think it through before deciding whether you really want
it.  More details on
Cf. http://eventum.mysql.org/wiki/index.php/Fulltext_Search

Kind regards,

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