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2689470 - Catalog search enabled with brackets in item ID


To enable a Catalog search where the Item ID has a prefix contained in the item ID.


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What is it?

  • Admins can configure prefix characters to be ignored in single keyword searches to handle naming conventions within your course catalog. For example, you can configure to ignore a square brace: [
  • When users search for the sting PM-GM, the search finds PM-GM but it also finds [PM-GM. If you use character conventions in your learning items, add the characters to the search configuration

Why is it important?

  • Customers have various special characters as prefixes to their item ID's which are irrelevant to how the user searches for that ID. Since the Item ID search would not recognize a value started with this common prefix character, we added this configuration to ignore such characters when the user does a single keyword search value


  • Admin has access to the System Admin > Configuration > System Configuration > Catalog
  • The catalogSearchPrefixes= property allows you to set prefixes that should be appended to searches when a single keyword is used. A maximum of 3 prefixes are supported


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