cheating using partial word search

Apr 24, 2008 at 11:51 AM
I've created a search page that will allow users to perform a people search on a partial word in a user profile property. I do this by building a url that has the propertycolumn:keyword. The keyword in this case does not have quotes or %22 around it. This works fine, but I am getting some confusing results from the facets.

The problem appears to be with the way that the search results and the facets read the quote marks around the search term.
If I search for lastname coll using a exact term search it creates this url http://myportal.com/Search%20Center/Pages/PeopleResultswithPartialSearch.aspx?k=lastname%3a"coll" . I get facets, but no search results.
If I search for lastname coll using a partial term search it creates this url http://myportal.com/Search%20Center/Pages/PeopleResultswithPartialSearch.aspx?k=lastname%3acoll . I get reuslts, but no facets.

Is there something I can do to get facets to return even if I perform the partial word search described above?

Thank you very much for posting this facet code.
Bill