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3220687 - Fuzzy Search at Sales apps

Symptom

You are using the search functionality, once you enter a search term, the search result doesn't match exactly.

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Environment

SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

As for example:

1. At Display Sales Orders - VA03, in the Order field, you search for a single term;

2. On the Search Results screen the system do not get an exact match on your search, however is showing as well others values:

Cause

Fuzzy search feature is enabled at Search Help in the Sales apps.

Resolution

This is the expected behavior of the fuzzy search feature.

With fuzzy search in SAP HANA it is possible to search for structured database content that is similar to the user input. 
Similar in this case means that the user input and the records in the database are 'nearly' the same, but differ in their spelling (e.g. typing errors) or contain additional information (e.g. additional or missing terms).

In case you want to disable the fuzzy search function you can do it, following the steps:

Note: After turning off the fuzzy search function, it means no drop-down list will appear when entering characters in the search field, you have to use F4 to search.

  1. Go to Display Sales Orders app
  2. Go to More -> GUI Actions and Settings -> Settings

3. Click Save

See Also

Details can be found here: FUZZY Search | SAP Help Portal

Keywords

orders, search results, VA03, sales orders, Display Sales Documents, Display Sales Orders, search result, fuzzy search, V4, search help, F4, term, functionality , KBA , SD-SLS-SO , Sales Orders , SD-SLS , Sales , How To

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions