Partial word search matches


#1

It would be great if searches match partial words. It appears that searches only match whole words.


#2

Hi Will, it works for me on the search previews, but not if I hit enter to search a partial word. However, since the search preview work so well, I rarely have to complete a search. Does that make sense?


#3

@Jennifer_Orr, that does make sense. Thanks for pointing that out. If this could be expanded to the list of task results, too, that would be great. :slight_smile:


#4

You’re welcome! And yes, that would make sense :slight_smile:


#5

@Jennifer_Orr, any luck with partial words? I am new to Asana and I have the same problem.
I was looking for something and I thought it was not there until I have placed the complete word.

Is that a limitation of the software?


#6

Hi George, I think someone from Asana could give you a better answer. Perhaps @Marie? In the meantime, you can use partial word searches but use the suggested results to find what you’re looking for, rather than hitting enter. I get different results on the suggested results vs. the results when I complete the search.


#7

Hi all, and thanks for the mention @Jennifer_Orr :slight_smile:

You’re completely right, our results preview supports partial word search, however the list of results itself doesn’t. I’m confident this is something we will fix in the future, but I don’t have any precise update to share at the moment. I’ll make sure to update this thread as soon as I do though!