Left menu 'Search Tools' in WHM v106.0.7 returns irrelevant results

smurf

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Hi,

The left menu 'Search Tools' in WHM 106.0.7 is returning irrelevant results.

For example, a search of 'list'. You'd expect 'list accounts' as the top result. Instead it's 11th. The top result in 106 is 'Statistics Software Configuration'

In WHM 104.0.10 the search works as expected.

It's worth noting the 'top bar' search in WHM 106 works as expected for the same 'list' query, returning 'list accounts' as top result.

Please can you fix the left menu search?

Thanks.
 

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cPRex

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Hey there! What you're seeing is actually the intended behavior. The top-right search bar is a literal search, so "list" pulls up "List Accounts."

The search bar on the left is a filter that will pull up anything where the title or description may have the word "list" in it. If they both pulled up the same results, there wouldn't be a point to having both search bars.
 

smurf

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@cPRex thank you for your reply.

Hey there! What you're seeing is actually the intended behavior. The top-right search bar is a literal search, so "list" pulls up "List Accounts."

The search bar on the left is a filter that will pull up anything where the title or description may have the word "list" in it. If they both pulled up the same results, there wouldn't be a point to having both search bars.
Can you confirm this is what's intended? Take a different search word, 'reseller'. The first result the left menu search in WHM returns is Resolver Configuration.

As far as we can see there's no mention or link to resellers in the Resolver Configuration. It's not even a option for non-root users.

The only possible link we can see is 'resolver' could be interpreted as a misspelling of 'reseller' when using fuzzy search logic.

106 changelog lists:

Fixed case PH-18015: Improve the search feature in the WHM main navigation menu by adding fuzzy logic.
From what we've seen so far WHM 106 weights the fuzzy search approximate results above exact matches. To us this isn't logical.

We'd like the menu logic be improved to prioritize search results so exact matches are weighted above the approximate results. Please can you pass this on for the devs to look into again?

Thank you.
 

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smurf

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Thanks @cPRex.

We appreciate you're trying to make the left search a more 'general' search. We're certain prioritizing exact or phrase matches of the term entered by a user above the 'fuzzed' approximate results will help make the search more useful for everyone. We look forward to the advancements.
 
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