Support for fuzzy search

The Cognos® Analytics search now supports fuzzy searches. The results provided by a fuzzy search match the search term closely instead of exactly. This type of search finds relevant results even when you don't know the exact search term or misspell the term.

In the following example, the user misspelled the word "reference" by typing "referenece". The search still returned relevant results. In previous versions of Cognos Analytics, no search results would be returned in such case.

Fuzzy search is used only with user searches. Applications that make search API queries continue to use exact queries, unless a fuzziness parameter is specified.

For more information, see Search.