Allowing users to search words with less than "X" characters?

  • Hi,

    apparently in the old WBB I was able to change the setting to how many were the MINIMUM characters to do a search in the forum.
    How can I do it in 3.1.4?

    I would like to give the possibility to search 3 letters words, and now it is impossible.

    Thank you,


  • This is a database-side limitation: by default MySQL has a limit of 4 characters when using a full-text search index. See 11.9.6. Fine-Tuning MySQL Full-Text Search for more details. Please take into account, that this limitation has a reason, adding terms with less than 4 characters increase the index size drastically thus reducing overall speed.

    Alexander Ebert
    Senior Developer WoltLab® GmbH

  • HI,

    thank you for your reply... the thing is I have a Home Recording form and a LOT of things in the forum come in short words like VST, or EQ, or the name of the products...

    How can I overcome this?

  • The only solution is the one Alexander described above. You will have to edit your MySQL Server configuration and change the search parameters.