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Configuring Catalog Search

Magento uses the fulltext MySQL search engine. By adjusting the Catalog Search configuration, you can control the size of valid query text.

To configure catalog search:

1. On the Admin sidebar, tap Stores. Then under Settings, choose Configuration.
2. In the panel on the left under Catalog, choose Catalog.
3. Expand the Catalog Search section, and do the following:
4. To limit the length and word count of search query text, do the following:
a. Set Minimal Query Length to the minimum number of characters that can be submitted in a query.
b. Set Maximum Query Length to the maximum number of characters that can be submitted in a query.
5. Accept the default, Search Engine, “MySQL.”
6. When complete, tap  Save Config .