I have a 'person' channel that does away with the title field and instead uses custom fields like so {lastName}, {firstName}.

However, I've noticed that when I'm looking at the entries listing in the control panel and I search for 'Hamilton' as an example (I have 3 entries where the surname is Hamilton) - only 1 of the entries returns.

I even tried adding myself as an entry to the channel but searching for Grant or even Steven - I get no returns.

Can't figure out why this would be?

  • Updating the search indexes was the solution here although still need to search hamilton in its entirety before entries appear, I can't just search ham for example. I'm hoping there's a better way to enable this? Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 15:00
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    You'll want to enable Fuzzy Searching to get partial words to match. New in 2.5. Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 15:55
  • @StevenGrant Would you mind adding that as an official answer?
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 19:18

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Updating the search indexes was the solution here. In addition, I also enabled Fuzzy Searching for partial matches

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