Feature #58


Make member search sortable by last name

Added by Roberta Brody over 14 years ago. Updated over 13 years ago.

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The automatic indexing of groups and names uses the first word entered. This means that people are indexed by first name and groups by first word. The search box takes care of finding particular words so no urgency here. BUT: 1. It's not wonderful to have stuff indexed under "The" or "A", etc. -- this is a common text issue and I'm sure that there is an already existant solution to this that can be applied. 2. Right now, it's kinda' friendly to be indexed by first name but when the AC gets bigger, it may get more difficult to find folks with unusual spellings of last names. Fuzzy search can address this BUT a browseable index by last name would be nice ... (Yes, I realize that some people only list a user name or first name only -- but thought we might consider this)

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Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Feature #2325: Profile should have separate fields for first/last namesAssignedBoone Gorges2012-12-03

Actions #1

Updated by Matt Gold over 14 years ago

  • Category name set to BuddyPress (misc)
  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges

Thanks so much for submitting this, Bobby. I've had it on my radar as a problem for a while, but it's very useful to have a ticket started.

One issue is that we're using an older version of BuddyPress (the platform that creates profiles, groups, etc.), and waiting to upgrade to the newest version until we have our new design (we're doing this for a whole bunch of reasons that it's not worth going into now).

My hope is that this functionality will be fixed in the newest version of BuddyPress, but if it's not, we can create a customized solution. I am assigning this ticket to Boone, since he'll be in charge of the upgrade.

Thanks again for your help.

Actions #2

Updated by Boone Gorges almost 14 years ago

  • Subject changed from Indexing members and groups to Make member search sortable by last name

Will have to make separate profile fields for first and last name, and then create a template that allows for the sorting

Actions #3

Updated by Boone Gorges over 13 years ago

  • Target version set to Future release

Still mulling this over. Adding separate profile fields for first/last names isn't hard, but the issue of what to do with existing data is not entirely clear.


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