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    Difference between FT and GKEY searches in Voyager

    • Product: Voyager
    • Product Version: insert product version\Relevant for Installation Type: Multi-Tenant Direct, Dedicated-Direct, Local, TotalCare

     

    Question

    What is the difference between FT versus GKEY?

    Answer

    GKEY and FT are the same thing! They both search the GKEY index, sort by relevance if the * is used (e.g. FT* or GKEY*), have an implied OR between terms, and will not cross subfield boundaries if searched as a phrase

    Here are the main points to remember:

    FT

    • Has an implied OR that cannot be overridden
    • Relevance is not implied! Use the * to add relevance
    • Search code modifiers are not supported
    • FT is not available on the WebVoyage Advanced Search page

    GKEY

    • Uses the same index as FT
    • Is available for use on the WebVoyage Advanced Search Page
    • Relevance and search code modifiers are supported

     

     

     


    • Article last edited: 19-Aug-2019