How does the search bar work in Studio
Updated over a week ago

The search bar display results bases on the relevancy of the matches, defined by criteria.

A criterion is a rule that helps decide if an information should show up in search results or not. It's based on how well the information available matches what you type into the search bar.

  • You can have either an exact match or a simple match.

    An exact match happens when what you type exactly matches the information available on the platform. For example, if you type "Swapcard," it will only match documents with the exact word "Swapcard," not "swapcar."

  • A simple match happens if what you type is similar to what's in the content available, even if there are small differences. It doesn't take into account capital letters or special characters, and it ignores very short or very long words. For example, if you type "Swapcard & Co.," it will match with "swapcard co" or just "swapcard."

    However, a word of more than 10 letters needs the whole word to be found in the search results.

We also boost certain information to make them appear higher in the search results.

What information is taken into account by the search bar ?

When you use the open text search bar, it looks in different fields to find matches.

Here are some fields and what they look for:

People List

For a content to show up in the search:

It should have an exact match in the company, last name, or first name and should also be a boosted content.

It can also have a match in first name, last name, job title, company, biography, or custom fields if it's not boosted.

Exhibitor List

For a content to show up in the search:

It should have a match in the exhibitor's name, without considering spaces or special characters.

It can also have an exact match in the booth number or a match in the booth.

It can also match custom fields and if what you type has more than 3 characters, it can match in the description.

Session List

For a content to show up in the search:

You need to type at least 2 characters.

It should have a match in the session title, exhibitor's name, speaker's full name, children session titles, or custom fields.

If what you type has more than 3 characters, it can also match with the description.

Item List

For a content to show up in the search:

It should have an exact match in the name, prefix name, or match in the name (depending on locales).

It can also match the exhibitor's name and if what you type has more than 2 characters, it can match with the description.

Supported Languages

The search works in three languages: French, Spanish, and English, but only for "title" and "description" fields. If you search in english in an event that supports another language, it should work. But if you search in other languages, it won't work.

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