The search used by BIGACE is based on the MySQL Full-Text Search.
If you have problems finding the Menus or Files you are searching for, there might be a couple or reasons:
* Your search term is too short (following is taken from the MySQL Docu): “The default minimum length of words that are found by full-text searches is four characters.” * There are not enough entrys in the Database (you need at least three items in the searched Itemtype): “The 50% threshold has a significant implication when you first try full-text searching to see how it works: If you create a table and insert only one or two rows of text into it, every word in the text occurs in at least 50% of the rows. As a result, no search returns any results. Be sure to insert at least three rows, and preferably many more...” * There might be an encoding Problem between PHP/Webserver/Database.
There are a lot of words and abbreviations with at least three character, that make totaly sense to be searched: hot, hat, pie, Tim, LOL ...
If you want to search for words less than 4 character, you have to change your MySQL server settings. This option normally only applies to user running their own (dedicated/virtual) server.
Edit your /etc/mysql/my.cnf (well, your config file might be named and stored differently) and add these two lines:
:::ini [mysqld] ft_min_word_len=3 [myisamchk] ft_min_word_len=3
The perform index rebuilds:
:::sql REPAIR TABLE cms_item_1 QUICK ; REPAIR TABLE cms_item_4 QUICK ; REPAIR TABLE cms_item_5 QUICK ;
Please read this documentation carefully: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/fulltext-fine-tuning.html
You still might need to patch some BIGACE files, if you are running an version < 2.5. Please contact us in the Forum in that case.