Kunena 5.2 RC 1 Released (25 Oct 2020)

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Question Ajax username filter on search page

3 years 11 months ago #1 by rolandd
Hey guys,

Not sure if this is a bug, feature or something in between but I am testing out Kunena 5 before implementing it on my site which now has Kunena 4.

The issue I see is on the Search page where you can type a username to filter the search results on. This has some nifty AJAX feature to show a list of usernames that match what has already been typed. At least that is what it is supposed to do but as far as I can tell, what has already been typed is not sent to the server to be used in the query so I always have the same list of 10 names, regardless of what I type.

Now I searched the forum and Github but can't find any post regarding this. Is this an unreported issue?

Thanks for any insight,


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3 years 11 months ago #2 by 810
Hi Roland, it should take all user names. its taking it from the database by ajax.

GitHub links:
Looks there is no limit set.
I see also a different with Crypsisb3 template, need to check out why.

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3 years 11 months ago #3 by rolandd

So I had some time to dive deeper into this and I found where my 30 limit comes from. If you look here:


This line picks up a value of 30. Now I don't know why that is but you will be more knowledgeable as to why that is.

Now I have some issue related to this, as you said that there should be no limit applied but with nearly 14K users, I don't think it is a good idea to retrieve the full list every time a letter is typed, so I think some optimizing in this area would be good. Filtering on the data already typed might be very helpful.

Thanks for all your work.

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