Perform advanced search using hashtag (#) without a space



  • Is it possible to allow users to initiate an advanced search using hashtag (#) without a space? For example,:

    #"my search string"
    #<SPACE>"my search string"

    While the number is small, we have a number of searches where users don't include a space, which sometimes produces different results, as shown below:

    #"how to configure * agent" - 10 results WITH a space vs 115 results WITHOUT a space
    #"how to configure * apm" - 4 results WITH a space vs 32 results WITHOUT a space
    #"maximum number of connections" - 628 results WITH a space vs 1189 results WITHOUT a space
    #" sqlcode = -438" - 72 results WITH a space vs 135 results WITHOUT a space

    At this time, I mainly see this being an issue when performing an exact match search without a space. That is, most other searches work the same with or without a space, but we do sometimes see a one result difference, such as:

    #"install" - 132967 results WITH a space vs 132968 results WITHOUT a space
    #oom wily agent core - 157183 WITH a space vs 157184 results WITHOUT a space


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