Bug #5851

Advanced search - search in identifier only returns exact matches

Added by Tim Hutchinson over 8 years ago. Updated almost 8 years ago.

Status:DuplicateStart date:10/22/2013
Priority:MediumDue date:
Assignee:Jesús García Crespo% Done:


Category:Search / Browse
Target version:Release 2.1.0
Google Code Legacy ID: Tested version:
Sponsored:No Requires documentation:


Is this the expected behaviour? For example, in archivescanada.accesstomemory.org, a search for "U129" returns the fonds level and 6 series descriptions, but limiting to identifier just returns the fonds level. The other fields seem to allow keyword searches.

Related issues

Related to Access to Memory (AtoM) - Bug #5615: Inherited reference codes appear in search results even w... Verified 09/20/2013
Related to Access to Memory (AtoM) - Bug #5863: reference code displaying inconsistently in brief view (a... Verified 10/23/2013
Related to Access to Memory (AtoM) - Feature #6695: Advanced search by reference code Verified 05/12/2014 05/18/2014


#1 Updated by Dan Gillean over 8 years ago

  • Category set to Search / Browse
  • Assignee set to Jesús García Crespo
  • Target version set to Release 2.1.0

No, we should look at this - I tested and noted that searching for identifiers using wildcards and other boolean characters does not work as well. If advanced search is supposed to be a user's most powerful and granular means of finding records, then it should be flexible, and should support all searching options.

#2 Updated by Tim Hutchinson over 8 years ago

Related to this, it occurs to me that once the issues relating to reference code inheritance are dealt with, it would be worth changing the advanced search to allow search of reference codes rather than identifiers.

My recollection is that we originally used identifier instead of reference code because at the time, reference code wasn't being indexed. That has apparently changed.

#3 Updated by Dan Gillean over 8 years ago

Agreed Tim, this is clearly something that many users want more flexibility and control over.

#4 Updated by Tim Hutchinson about 8 years ago

Noted in user forum: searches for identifier are also case-sensitive.

#5 Updated by Tim Hutchinson almost 8 years ago

Looks like this got fixed in #6695

#6 Updated by Dan Gillean almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Duplicate

Thanks Tim!

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