Improved Search Engine for Idea Portals

When searching for ideas in Idea Portals, many of the returned results don't seem relevant and it involves scanning through many pages looking to see if there is a match. It appears the current behavior is an implied OR. It would quite a productivity enhancer to be able to do AND searches and perhaps other more complex search queries to attain more relevant results.  

  • Matt Case
  • Oct 23 2015
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Release time frame
  • Mar 1, 2016

    Admin Response

    We've recently launched additional search syntax capabilities for the Idea portal (and application itself) to allow for more complex search queries.

    We now support new boolean operators including AND, OR and NOT and can be combined with parenthesis

    You can read more about it through our release notes:

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  • Ed Henderson commented
    October 24, 2015 16:06

    I agree whole-heartedlly.

    There are too many suggestions, so it is difficult to find a related one that you can vote on, rather than putting in a new one.

    It may well be that that the rudimentary search capabilities of the idea portal exacerbate the problem. If users can't find a 'related' idea, partly due to the fact there are so many.. they put in another one, making MORE ideas.

    Suggestion: Elasticsearch rocks. We us it, and it's the way to go. You could get by with a simple cluster or a cheap hosted solution.. you don't even need HA, since you can just re-index the data as needed should anything happen to the host..


    Give search super powers!!!