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  • In SharePoint 2013 people search, when I am searching for [Auksztulewicz] I get the proper result. If I remove the last three characters and search for [Auksztulew] I get no results. If I search with only the first 4 [Auks] I get results for other users but not this user. Can someone provide some insights on how the algorithm for the people search works and if there is anything I can do to improve the search results.

    Monday, March 20, 2017 5:31 PM

Answers

  • Whenever searching for a partial word in SharePoint 2013 you need to add a '*' to the end of the query to designate that its a "Starts with" search.  Otherwise it only matches whole words.  Try searching for 'Auks*' or 'Auksztulew*' and it should work.

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    • Proposed as answer by croute1 Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:22 PM
    • Marked as answer by SharePointMo Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:29 PM
    Monday, March 20, 2017 6:52 PM