When performing a standard search through Alfresco Share which does a full text search using afts, does anyone know of a way to search for documents with an exact word? For example, if I knew my document contained the word "accessibility" I'd want a way to find only documents that have that exact word and not one of its alternate forms.
As it stands, if I do a simple search for "accessibility" it will also return documents containing words such as "accessible", or "access". This is nice except when you happen to know the exact form of the word you want. I had hoped the equals operator would do what I'm asking but it appears it doesn't work the way I thought it would reading the docs (https://docs.alfresco.com/5.2/concepts/rm-searchsyntax-exact.html).
To search for an exact term, prefix the term with "=". This ensures that the term will not be tokenized, therefore you can search for stop words. If both FTS and ID base search are supported for a specified or implied property, then exact matching will be used where possible.
For example, the following query will matchrunningbut will not be tokenized. If you are using stemming it might not match anything.
For thecm:namefield, which is in the index as both tokenized and untokenized, it will use the untokenized field. For example,=partwill only match the exact term "part". If you use=part*it will match additional terms, like "partners". If there is no untokenized field in the index, it will fall back to use the tokenized field, and then, with stemming/plurals, it would match.