In the database, complex search operations for dances or recordings will now try to handle articles automagically. This means that if you're searching for something like “The Reel of” this used to return nothing because the database stores articles at the end of the title, as in “Reel of the 51st Division, The”. This change means that if a name query starts with an article, the database now also searches for titles with the article at the end (in effect, for a search for “The Reel of”, the database will also return titles matching the regular expression “^Reel of.*, The$”). I hope that this will lead to more predictable results.
In many cases it may be more advisable to simply leave the article off. This is because if you're searching for recordings for “A Trip to Bavaria” you will be missing a few recordings that are titled simply “Trip to Bavaria”.
· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 12 November 2014 18:26