Fuzzy Search

  • A fuzzy search retrieves documents containing terms that closely match a given term instead of exact matches, assisting in finding relevant results when the search term is misspelled or has minor variations.

  • Use the fuzzy method when querying with whereEquals.

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Fuzzy search example

const employees = await session
    .query({ collection: "Companies" })
     // Query with a term that is misspelled
    .whereEquals("Name", "Ernts Hnadel")
     // Call 'fuzzy' 
     // Pass the required similarity, a number between 0.0 and 1.0

// Running the above query on the Northwind sample data returns document: companies/20-A
// which contains "Ernst Handel" in its Name field.
from "Companies"
where fuzzy(Name = "Ernts Hnadel", 0.5)


Parameter Type Description
fuzzy number A value between 0.0 and 1.0.
With a value closer to 1.0, terms with a higher similarity will be matched.