Partial word search matches


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


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?


@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:


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


@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?


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.


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!