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Searching for numbers

Postby boxythingy » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:47 pm

Is there a reason why numbers cannot be searched? It would be useful if I can search for numbers such as bus route numbers?
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Re: Searching for numbers

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:04 am

Because the search needs four or more letters, numbers, other characters. I don't think even using an asterisk after a route number works.
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Re: Searching for numbers

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:09 am

We have a couple of times tried to reduce the number of characters in a search to a minimum of 3 but it has caused database problems which we have not been able to resolve.

It has nothing to with whether it is numbers only in the search.
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Re: Searching for numbers

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:29 pm

I tried it a three digit number with an asterisk, & it seems to work. May not work for all, but just put an asterisk after the third letter/number.
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Re: Searching for numbers

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:19 pm

But that is not the whole story.

I just tried a search for 440* and it brought up up anything starting with 440 but had to be at least four characters in length so it did NOT display any posts which just contained 440 .
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