Search returns no results for specific key word

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Kiril Mitov

25 Sep, 2018 07:10 AM


This is the site.

It has materials which has title and description. The title and descriptions are indexed. Sometimes when I search for specific words from the titles it does not return results.

Example when working -
Example when not working -

I would expect for the second case to see
It has 'Camel' in the title. Even if I search for the whole "Camel built from LEGO EV3 Mindstorms"

This means that some results are returned and others are not. And this is on the model level. So I've also debugged it and the call

  def search query, page, per_page, classes = []
    query = Riddle::Query.escape(query),
                          classes: classes,
                          sql:{include: [:translations, :content_pictures]},
                          :without => @without,
                          :field_weights => CAST_CONFIG["episode_search"]["field_weights"],
does not return results for a search of "camel".

What else should I check. Where could this problem be coming from ?

Best Regards,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Pat Allan on 25 Sep, 2018 10:58 AM

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    Hmm, I'm not spotting anything obviously wrong - it certainly sounds like the behaviour you're hoping for should work!

    In that search call, what are the values of classes, @without, and CAST_CONFIG["episode_search"]["field_weights"]?

  2. 2 Posted by Kiril Mitov on 25 Sep, 2018 11:13 AM

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    The values are
    classes = [Episode,Course,Material, Program], these are active records
    @without - these are the ids of the not published object. An yes, Camel is
    a published object. There is a field in the records called published_at
    that I compare with current date and the unpublished and not shown
    CAST_CONFIG["episode_search"]["field_weights"] is:
      position: 50
      name: 20
      categories_names: 20
      description: 15
      long_description: 15
      tag_names: 15
      subtitles_html_content: 5
      materials: 5

    Best Regards,

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Pat Allan on 25 Sep, 2018 02:32 PM

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    The record's definitely there in Sphinx. I'm not yet sure why it's not appearing though… I would recommend you debug by starting with a basic search in your Rails console and then add in each of the options one by one to see how that influences results. For example: "Camel"
    # then "Camel",
      :classes => [Episode, Course, Material, Program]
    # then "Camel",
      :classes => [Episode, Course, Material, Program]
      :sql => {include: [:translations, :content_pictures]}
  4. 4 Posted by Kiril Mitov on 01 Oct, 2018 06:21 AM

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    I did this. Nothing. It returns an empty result.

    What else could I do?

    Best Regards,

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Pat Allan on 01 Oct, 2018 09:15 PM

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    Does the simplest version of that ( "Camel") not work for you? I'm seeing the record in Sphinx, so I'm rather surprised if it doesn't get returned!

    I am presuming it's the app named fllcasts - is this correct?

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