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Update: the seach module don't work in multi language; only english data are written in database.


Manually inserting in the tables

- search_index

- search_word

the values taken from the backup of last working database (from, the search works.


So, PrestaShop team, we need you fix it asap!!!

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Same issue using PrestaShop if I try searching a product (identical name and description in all languages), its only found in English. Product catalog is under 10 items.



-Trying the "Add missing products to index" function did not work.

[ Preferences > Search >Add missing products to the index (small link at the bottom) ]

-Rebuilding the index DID work.

[ Preferences > Search >Re-build the entire index (small link at the bottom) ]

Edited by Sam_2015 (see edit history)

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I have a somewhat similar problem, and the solutions provided here did solve it.


Shop is here: http://tabatekku.com/index.php


The shop have two languages, English and Japanese. Some of the products in Japanese also use Latin characters


Search with Latin characters works fine in English. If I change language to Japanese, results will only show when Japanese characters are used in search, not Latin characters.


* I have tried "Add missing products to the index" and "Re-build the entire index", neither helped.

* I have checked the database search table, and there are entries in it.

* I have updated Prestashop from to, but that didn't solve the issue either.


Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing the issue on my site?

Edited by magnusjacobsen (see edit history)
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