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Too many search results

JB

If I search for the word "Innovation" without the " I get a long list of results and I have no idea why that is the case. I checked randomly on some and they did not have the word inside.

If I search for "Innova" I get the same result, searching only for "Innov" yields only a small (correct) number of answers.

Any ideas?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 19, 2013 - 16:39

Hello Jörn,

Please tell me - in what language are you using Todoist and is it possible that parts of the word you search for stand for a different Todoist search shortcut in your language? For example, does "ova" or "nova" mean something?


Best regards,
David

JB
Jörn Bodemann premium
Replied on Jun 27, 2013 - 13:42

Hello David,

sorry for the late reply. I am using the client in English.

> and is it possible that parts of the word you search for stand for a different Todoist search shortcut in your language? For example, does "ova" or "nova" mean something?

No, I tested that before I wrote my report. Here is an example:

This task:

@Lesen White Paper Ergänzug von Stefan Walgenbach lesen

got found by using the search word "innovation".

The task has no comment attached to it.

It seems that Todoist finds all tasks when I use "innovation" as a search term.

Best regards,
Jörn

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 27, 2013 - 13:56

Jörn,

Thank you for this information. We've identified this issue and the problem is that the word "innovation" includes "va" and this is the shortcut we use to "view all" which displays all tasks.

I have passed this issue to the developers and we're going to disable these shortcuts when used within a regular word. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Best regards,
David

David Trey staff
Replied on Jun 27, 2013 - 13:58

Jörn,

Also, for now as a workaround, please use the old q: syntax to search for this word. If you'll type "q: innovation" into the box, it will force a search for this word.


Best regards,
David

JB
Jörn Bodemann premium
Replied on Jun 27, 2013 - 15:02

David,

yes, that works. Thank you.

Best regards,
Jörn