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Searching for answers by a_id
Answer ID 5075   |   Last Review Date 12/18/2018

How do I allow searches for answers by a_id?

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All versions, Answers

Resolution:

To enable searching by a_id, set the SRCH_ANS_ID configuration to 1.  Note that this is the default.

To change configurations refer to Answer ID 1960: Editing Configuration Settings.

Answer a_ids can be indexed automatically or added manually to the text of an answer.

The SRCH_ANS_ID configuration enables the automatic indexing of each answer by a_id.  For example a search for "53" will return answer a_id 53 and any answer in which the text "53" is contained.

Please note that text inside links (anchor tag) is not indexed in the product.  Therefore if an a_id is contained in a link it will not appear as a search term for that answer. 

Refer to the "Answer ID 1960: Editing Configuration Settings" answer link above.  The text "1960" would not be indexed as it occurs in a link. 

Refer to the same link below.  In this example the text "1960" is indexed as it does not occur in the link.

Answer ID 1960: Editing Configuration Settings.

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