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Improvements to the search engine for hymns

Aaron Gerber 12 months ago updated by Admin 9 months ago 3

I'm on an Android device, although, from what I've heard, everyone experiences this, and I'm sure there is issue is platform-independent. Frequently, the search will not bring up the sought after hymn for the simple reason that the user didn't get all the capitalization and punctuation exactly the way it appears in the hymnal. It seems like it should be somewhat trivial to make the search engine a little more forgiving in that way. 

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Agreed. The current search behavior is not ideal. Unfortunately, fixing this issue is actually a much bigger deal than one would expect. I don't remember the technical explanation from the developers, but they'd basically have to rewrite the entire search functionality. So it is on our list of future improvements to consider, but it is well behind other higher priority items.

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Agreed. The current search behavior is not ideal. Unfortunately, fixing this issue is actually a much bigger deal than one would expect. I don't remember the technical explanation from the developers, but they'd basically have to rewrite the entire search functionality. So it is on our list of future improvements to consider, but it is well behind other higher priority items.

I echo this request. An example of this is when searching "Hark the herald angels sing," nothing comes up. But when you put an exclamation point after "hark," then it pops up. Kind of confusing when you're trying to search for something, have triple-checked the spelling, but still get no search results because of one absent exclamation point! Of course, being able to filter by hymnbook in the new version alleviates this issue somewhat, but I agree it would still be nice to have the search be a bit more forgiving. Thanks for all the hard work that goes into this.

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This is good feedback. We will check with the developers to see what it will take to fix that.