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How to enable substring search by default (not leading)?

Thomas Hartwig Oct 01, 2015

Imagine I have to find "Eisenbahnschwelle".

 

I know to search substrings like this: Eisenbahn*

How do I make this default so I only have to enter: Eisenbahn

Different said:  how to activate wildcard searching by default?

I know already leading wildcard search is not supported yet.

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Davin Studer Community Leader Oct 01, 2015

In the custom html section of Confluence Admin you could set up some JavaScript to append an asterisk to the search when the form is submitted. That is the only way I can think to do it.

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Guilherme Viana Atlassian Team Oct 02, 2015

Hey Thomas,

As Davin suggested, the best way is to set a Java Script, because the search library comes from Apache, so it's little bit limited to customise it.

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Christian Moser Aug 04, 2017

Is there still no way set this global? Its a bit odd that the search in confluence doesn't work like every other search in the world.

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