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Status Will not implement
Categories Ideas portal
Created by John Hopkin
Created on Nov 3, 2015

Searching for an idea on the portal should use the same logic as used in the aha application.

Our users are reporting that the ideas search on our ideas portal isn't returning useful results. 

Checking into this today, "OR" operators are used between search terms in the portal, whereas the search in aha uses AND operators. 

In a typical use case, searching in the portal for "copy paste dashboard" returns 34 results which are mostly irrelevant. Searching in aha as a licenses user produces 3 results which are completely relevant. 

Can you update the logic to be consistent with the aha application?

    Jul 22, 2022

    This is an intentional design. The rational is that most searching in the ideas portal is to find related ideas. Using an OR query there makes it more likely that related (but slightly different) ideas would also be surfaced.

    We recently rolled out support for new boolean operators (in both the application and ideas portals) to allow for more advanced search queries. These operators include AND, OR, and NOT and can be combined with parenthesis.

    You can see more in our release notes doc:

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  • Ben Smith
    Feb 3, 2020

    this is from an aha support article ...

    Ideas portal searches

    When you search within an ideas portal, you use the same search engine that you use in the Aha! application. Ideas portal searches will search ideas' reference numbers, names, descriptions, and visible custom fields