Support and Documentation

v3.3.33.2 release

Release date: February 28, 2019

Improvements

Brightspot natively includes wildcard and truncation capabilities in search, and now you have the ability to manually set up wildcard search and truncation search as follows:

  • Wildcard is represented by ? or #. To use the ? wildcard, enter a search term and replace each unknown character with ?. Brightspot returns all results of that word with the ? replaced by a letter. For example, type ne?t to find neat, nest, and next as results. To use the # wildcard, enter a search term, adding # in places where an alternative spelling may contain an extra character. Brightspot returns all results of the word that appear with or without the extra character.

  • Truncation is represented by *. To use truncation, enter the root of a search term and replace the ending with *. For example, enter bright* to find brightspot (and any other term that begins with the root bright). You can also use * between two words to return results that include a phrase. For example, enter content*system and the results include content management system. Filed under: search

Using Brightspot search, you can now specify a minimum term occurrence such as "hello">3 which shows results if hello appears more than three times, or you can search for an approximate phrase such as "hello world"~3 which shows results if hello appears within three words of world. Filed under: search