Sub-string Searching in the Collection
Good Evening Forum Members
I have recently moved to Strawberry (from Clementine). I am running Strawberry 1.0.18 under Manjaro Linux.
A problem exists with searching for sub-strings in the "collection" search area. If, for example, I search for "etude" it will return the results that I expect. However, if I search for "tud" it will not return the correct results. This same problem is seen in Clementine.
I do not know if this a Linux-only problem. As I do not use MS Windows I cannot test it there.
It would be extremely useful to have sub-string searching. Even better, would be to have regexp-based searching.
I hope to see this included in a future release.
Good Morning Forum Members
I am surprised that I have not heard from the developers regarding this suggestion. Should I submit it another way?
@smeatheringham I was thinking that this works for me - but I see that it's substrings not at the start of words that don't work. So etud gives me correct search results but tud doesn't
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I'm aware of the limitations, as far as I remember it has to do with the sqlite full text search which is used for the collection.
I plan to get rid of SQL-based search for the collection entirely which means rewriting parts of the collection model and search, which I started on a few years ago, it should get rid of these limitations also. When that is done, the collection search will be similar to the playlist search, search will use a model/proxy and not SQL.