[ic] "Fuzzy" searching

Ron Phipps ron at endpoint.com
Thu Mar 29 10:53:26 EST 2007

Grant wrote:
>> > > > I'm actually hoping to search the title and description fields 
>> of my
>> > > > products table.  Would Swish work well for that or is it mainly
>> > > > designed to crawl and index HTML pages?
>> > > >
>> > > There are no "pages" in the RTFM website.  All of the text is in
>> > > various database tables.  Crawling tables is just as easy as crawling
>> > > HTML pages.  In fact, it's quicker and easier to select from a table.
>> > >
>> > Nice.  Do you use it for speed and fuzzy searching?
>> >
>> I use it for fuzzy searching and for the general accuracy of its
>> results.  It's very quick too, which is always a bonus.
>> > >
>> > > I use "op=aq", and I'm happy with that.
>> > >
>> > I installed Text::Query::Advanced but op=aq doesn't seem to be
>> > working.  Is there any special configuration that needs to be done?
>> >
>> I have "Require module Text::Query" in interchange.cfg.  I don't
>> think that that is required;  The directive is really there to give
>> me a kick if I move the website to another server and forget to
>> install the module.
>> Did you install Text::Query or just Text::Query::Advanced?  I think
>> Text::Query comes with both ::Advanced and and ::Simple sub-modules.
>> You'll need the base module.
> I spoke a little too soon.  op=tq is failing intermittently and
> leaving an error in error.log.  op=aq appears to leave the same error
> each time.  Here it is:
> search error: Limit subroutine creation: Bad code: syntax error at
> (tag 'value') line 8, near "] tqsearch term "
> If I use op=rm it never fails or produces that error in error.log.
> Could this be because I'm on IC 5.2?  Is there a particular file or
> set of files I should grab from CVS to try and fix this?
> - Grant

Hi Grant,

Yes, this error was fixed previously, however I'm not sure which files it involved.  I looked through the archives and could not find the information.  Sorry I can't be of more help.

Are you in RPC mode?


Ron Phipps
End Point Corporation
ron at endpoint.com

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