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12/24/2018 11:52 AM

Hi and Happy Hollidays,

I have some time off and time to work on my non-profit association website.

I just upgraded the site from 9.1 to 9.2.2. At the begining , ia was able to search users from the peronabar search, but now, when the search field is empty, it displayed all the users. As soon as I type one character, the list become empty.

I followed the suggestion to clear the app_data\Search folder and reindex the site with no success.

I went to the SQL server and executed the following code:

USE [apsqadmin]


DECLARE @return_value int

EXEC @return_value = [dbo].[DNN_Personabar_GetUsersBySearchTerm]

@PortalId = 0,

@SortColumn = N'Joined',

@SortAscending = 0,

@PageIndex = 0,

@PageSize = 10,

@SearchTerm = N'St',

@authorized = Null,

@isDeleted = Null,

@Superusers = Null

SELECT 'Return Value' = @return_value


Return 0 row.

If I rexecute the code with @SearchTerm = '', it return all the users.

Could someone help me to find what is going wrong? What log file to look for.

Thank you.

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12/26/2018 8:09 AM
I did some debug this morning with SQL Profiler and a 9.2.0 test installation and found a bug in 9.2.2.

When I type a SearchTerm in V9.2.0, the @SearchTerm = N'St%' and in V9.2.2, the % is missing. If I add manually the % at the end of my research in the personabar, I am able to search for users as a work around.

To see if there is a corruption in my DNN installation, I have upgraded a clean installation and I am getting the same bahavior. The wildcard % is missing in @SearchTerm passed to the SQL data stored procedure.
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12/27/2018 2:49 AM

thanks for pointing this out. Would you please log the bug here:

You could also start a pull request.

Happy DNNing!

Michael Tobisch
DNN★MVP - The most vibrant community around the DNN-platform
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12/27/2018 5:56 AM
First note that in DNN 9.2.x, indexing is no longer necessary, as user search is performed directly in the database (like in DNN 8a nd before).
The stored procedure has been modified on purpose to allow both, left and exact match, i.e. while you are typing the module should add '%' for the search until you hit enter, when search is finished - this allows to search e.g. for Tom without returning Tomic, Tomas, Tomtom etc.
AFAIR search in the database begins after the 3rd letter typed - maybe this border should be dynamic, depending on the number of users registered on the site (there would be a difference, if you are having a few dozen users versus a million)

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

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12/27/2018 9:27 AM

Obviousely, the % is not added at the end will typing the first 3 characters in 9.2.2. I fixed my site by replacing Dnn.PersonaBar.Users.dll by the one from version 9.2.0.

My sites has more than 2K users, but the one freshly installed has only 3 users including the host account.

I will report the bug.

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