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Epifind search by text with special symbols

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Hello, we have variations with codes which contain dash e.g. S-1234. I know that dash is one of special symbols in epifind (we are using epifind provider). Currently when I'm trying to search by S-1234 the result includes all records (I assume that it because all variants have S before dash). Is it possible to escape '-' so when I search by 'S-1234' I will have only one record in the result?

#174202
Jan 20, 2017 21:02
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Create an additional non-editable field on the variation that indexes the code without the special characters. So in your example, it would index "S1234". Then if someone searches for "S-1234", remove the special characters in the backend before perform the actual search, and use that "cleaned" query to search specifically on that custom field you added.

#174204
Jan 20, 2017 21:58
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Thank you Chris for your reply. BTW we are already using this approach and it works. The reason why I asked about it is a problem with search in Commerce Manager admin gadget. As far as I know Commerce Manager searches based on FindDocument objects which include standard fields (Code, Name, etc.). The problem is that I was not able to add custom field (code without special characters) to FindDocument object. So currently search by 'S-1234' works in application but I can't find variation by code "S-1234" in Commerce Manager admin search (it returns all records). Do you know whether it's possible to expand the number of searchable fields in Commerce Manager admin gadget with custom property?

#174209
Jan 20, 2017 22:55
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