Enabling fuzzy searches

Our app lets you enable fuzzy searches to make the relevance and overall search experience more intuitive. This feature helps your customers find relevant results even when the search term is misspelled, as long as its first character is correct. 

More specifically, some inexact matching techniques will be applied to ensure that incorrectly spelled queries turn up correctly spelled results. For example, the query “boats” will return every relevant product, as long as it contains a word, whose first character is “b” and that it has the same character count (5) in its title. 

To enable fuzzy searches in Product Filter & Search:

1. From the app’s admin, go to Search > Search settings.
2. Go to the Advanced settings tab.
3. In the Fuzzy search section:
- Select Off when you want to disable fuzzy searches in our search engine. Our search engine will return all products with the search term in their titles.
- Select Low when you want to apply fuzzy searches at a low level. This level only works with search terms that contain one single word. When enabled, our search engine will return every relevant product, as long as it contains a word, which matches the search query's exact first character and character count, in its title.
For example, when your customer searches for a "boot" and submits a search query as "boat", the search engine will return all products with words like "boot", "book", etc. in their titles. 
- Select High when you want to apply fuzzy searches at a high level. When enabled, the following conditions will be applied to the search engine:
- With one-word search terms which have fewer than 5 letters, fuzzy searches will be disabled. Our search engine will return all products with the search term in their titles. 
- With search terms, which contain two or more than two words, and the longest word has fewer than 5 letters, fuzzy searches will be disabled. Our search engine will return all products with the search term in their titles.
- With one-word search terms which have 5 to 8 letters, our search engine will return every relevant product, as long as it contains a word, which matches the search query's exact first character and character count, in its title.
For example, when your customer searches for a "jacket" and submits a search query as "jacker", the search engine will return all products with words like "jacket", "jasmin", "jersey", etc. in their titles.
- With search terms, which contain two or more than two words, and the longest word has 5 to 8 letters, our search engine will return every relevant product, as long as its title contains a phrase that meets the following conditions:
- In the phrase, there must be one word that matches the exact first character and character count of the longest word of the search query.
- The phrase must match the search query's total character count (with spaces) and its element structure.
For example, your customer searches for a "trench coat" and submits a search query as "trenck coat". The longest word in the query is "trench" and it has 6 letters. When fuzzy searches are enabled, our search engine will return all products with phrases whose element structure is "T----- ----" in their titles. And products with "trench coat" in their titles will definitely turn up.
- With one-word search terms which have more than 8 letters, our search engine will return every relevant product, as long as it contains a word, which matches the search query's exact first two characters and character count, in its title.
For example, when your customer searches for a "handkerchief" and submits a search query as "handderchief", the search engine will return all products with words like "handkerchief", "hairdressing" etc. in their titles.
- With search terms, which contain two or more than two words, and the longest word has more than 8 letters, our search engine will return every relevant product, as long as its title contains a phrase that meets the following conditions:
- In the phrase, there must be one word that matches the exact first character and character count of the longest word of the search query.
- The phrase must match the search query's total character count (with spaces) and its element structure.
For example, your customer searches for "Christmas Boxes" and submits a search query as "Chrissmas Boxes". The longest word in the query is "Chrissmas" with 9 letters. When fuzzy searches are enabled, our search engine will return all products with phrases whose element structure is "Ch------- ---" in their titles. And products with "Christmas Boxes", "Christmas Cards", "Christmas Balls", etc. in their titles will turn up.
4. Click Save settings.