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Searching for IDNOs


How do I configure search_indexing.conf and search.conf in Providence 1.7.5 to find objects by only a part of their idno?

Our idnos are built like this: the first part is always the same, ef_cc_ and the second part is a seven-figure number like 0011040 - so the whole idno would be 


When I search for 11040 however, nothing is found. So we always have to input something the excact idno or something like ef_cc_11040 (without the leading zeros) to find the object. Is it somehow possible to adapt search indexing?



  • Providence allows for wildcard searching using the * symbol at the end of the search term. For more information, look at the wiki page on Search Syntax
  • hi sjenson, I’m aware that you can use a wildcard operator, but what I’m looking for is to drop the first part of the objects ID (in my example the ef_cc_ part) – searching for *11040 does defenitively not return the object with the ID ef_cc_0011040.
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