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Wild Card acceptance.

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Re: Wild Card acceptance.

Posted: 1 Jul 2013 9:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
First names are already indexed. Last names are already indexed. Very little power is spent giving you the list of indexed names.

In the example of James H*, the H* "surname" is not indexed. A great deal of power is spent looking at every record that has a surname beginning with the letter H, then looking at every record that contains the first names James.

The impact of wildcard queries can have a significant impact on the responsiveness of the site to all user searches, especially at peak times.

In other words, you can't hog the bandwidth for this type of search.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Andrew Apps 1 Jul 2013 6:51PM GMT 
jmyoung365 1 Jul 2013 9:23PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 1 Jul 2013 9:39PM GMT 
jmyoung365 2 Jul 2013 2:26AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 2 Jul 2013 2:29AM GMT 
ludlowbaylive 2 Jul 2013 3:18AM GMT 
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