Bug 79707 - simple search box on main page should search bug descriptions
Summary: simple search box on main page should search bug descriptions
Alias: None
Product: Bugzilla
Classification: Community
Component: Bugzilla General
Version: 2.17
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-15 23:24 UTC by Michael Wardle
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-16 19:35:55 UTC

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Description Michael Wardle 2002-12-15 23:24:50 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021202

Description of problem:
On the main page of Red Hat's Bugzilla <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/>
there is a box named "simple search" that suggests a search on either a
bug number or a bug description can be performed.

When entering words to search for in a bug description then submitting
the search request, an error is displayed stating that only bug numbers
can be searched.

If only bug numbers can be searched, the field's text should not
suggest words can be used for searching.

Better still, make the simple search field search both bug numbers
and bug descriptions, as the text suggests.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 2002-12-16 19:35:55 UTC
This seems to work fine for me when entering say "bugzilla test" I get the
results I expect. For more information on how to use the quick search boxes
listed on the home page and the query page please refer to


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