I have a site at review.gemalto.com and several articles have "NFC" in the title and body.

However searching for NFC returns zero results.

Other search terms such as "Singapore" and "security" work as expected.

I'm at a loss as to why this is happening. Any ideas?

  • 2
    Which version of EECMS are you using?
    – Sobral
    Jul 2, 2014 at 17:07
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    Are you using any search add-ons or the built in search?
    – foamcow
    Jul 2, 2014 at 17:23
  • Version 2.8.1, using the built in search
    – tigercore
    Jul 9, 2014 at 14:00

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This could possibly be because of the minimum length of a search string. I'm not 100% certain but I think anything under 4 characters doesn't get indexed/searched.

Does it work for other 3 character strings?

  • I thought it was because of this, too, @foamcow, but the minimum length is 3 on #eecms 2.8.1, not 4
    – Sobral
    Jul 2, 2014 at 17:43
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    On eecms 2.5.3 is 4, too, not 3.
    – Sobral
    Jul 2, 2014 at 17:46
  • Searching for "why" does return a bunch of values so minimum length does not appear to be the problem. Jul 3, 2014 at 8:56
  • In that case, are the fields where you have "NFC" set to be searchable? What do you get if you search for "nfc"?
    – foamcow
    Jul 3, 2014 at 11:29
  • Running 2.8.1 now, I was running 2.7.x but I've upgraded this and still doesn't appear to solve anything. NFC and nfc both return nothing.
    – tigercore
    Jul 9, 2014 at 13:59

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