1. Home
  2. Transact
  3. Features and Functions
  4. Administrator Role and Features
  5. Modules and Plugins
  6. Extraction Module
  7. Extraction | Fuzzy Search Improvement

Extraction | Fuzzy Search Improvement

What’s New In Transact 4.5?

Extraction | Fuzzy Search Improvement

In Ephesoft Transact v., the Fuzzy Search functionality has been improved and finetuned. A new checkbox called Fuzzy Search has been added to the Fuzzy Search Results window on the Validation screen. By default, the Fuzzy Search is enabled.

  • If the Fuzzy Search switch is used to look for multi-word records, all results relevant to the search argument will be fetched, irrespective of the Starts With, Ends With, Contains, Exact Match filters.
  • If the Fuzzy Search switch is unselected, the results will be filtered according to the option used to perform the search (Starts With, Ends With, Contains, Exact Match).


Suppose, the word “Bill” is used as a search argument, and Exact Match as a search filter. When the Fuzzy Search option is not selected, the system will look for entries containing only “Bill”, and will return no results (as there are no entries containing only “Bill” in the database).

If the Fuzzy Search is selected, however, all results containing the word “Bill” are fetched:


Below are some sample cases, where search results are compared with Fuzzy Search option enabled and disabled for Starts With/Ends With/Contains search filters.

Search Filter: Starts With
Fuzzy Search: ONFuzzy Search: OFF


Search Filter: Ends With
Fuzzy Search: ONFuzzy Search: OFF


Search Filter: Contains
Fuzzy Search: ONFuzzy Search: OFF


Note: The Fuzzy Search Web Services (searchTextForDocFuzzy, searchTextForFieldFuzzy) have also been updated. A new optional fuzzySearch parameter has been added, which has the same impact as the Fuzzy Search option in Ephesoft Transact UI. If this parameter is not included, its default value would be considered as TRUE.


Was this article helpful to you? Yes No