Confluence search misses string that exists

If I search for bigdecimal, I get no results. If I search for java.math.bigdecimal, I get the expected results.

Is this a bug or what? I find nothing in the documentation covering this issue.

3 answers

1 accepted

0 votes
Accepted answer

Hi Robert,

Check out the information on Wildcard searches, and particularly leading wildcards in our docs. I imagine it's because it's seen as part of a single word, and it needs the leading wildcard to find it. 

This might be expected behavior – I've seen examples where only full words are returned, so it might be an indexing thing. Interested to hear if there are other explanations. Also it may be a feature request for confluence to index searchable words by breaking on non-word characters like the dot in your example.

The regular expression

/.*bigdecimal.*/

works. Thanks. I don't know how I missed that, I was specifically looking for a leading wildcard. Maybe I was looking at an outdated doc?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Oct 24, 2018 in Confluence

Atlassian Research opportunity with Confluence templates

Do you use templates with Confluence? Take part in a remote 1-hr workshop. You'll receive USD $100 for your time!   We're looking for people to participate in a   remote 1-hr workshop...

1,110 views 17 14
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you