How to Make the Simple Filter Search for Exact Values

The default behavior of simple filters is that they search for all entries, which contain the string that you typed. However, if you have a lot of data, this will significantly slow down your searches. If you know that in most cases you will be happy with a search result that exactly matches your search string, you can change the application's configuration (per partition).

To change the default configuration:

  1. Go to Administration > Configuration > Advanced Configuration Options.
  2. Add the property defaultTextMatchStyle and set its value to exact. The property accepts values exact and startsWith.
  3. Reload the application.

Note: This change will affect all tables (except for those that already had special behavior) in the application. It is not possible to apply this behavior only to selected tables.