Removal of * but keep wildcard search
As users coming from using Magento/Channel Advisor as the stock management systems, we are used to having the wildcard search functionality without having to type a '*' at either end of the search phrase, as this is put in automatically by the systems.
For example, you can type 123 in the sku and it will auto search for anything containing that sequence.
If this could be replicated in StoreFeeder, it would be much more modern and be much easier to use as, even after using StoreFeeder for a year now, we frequently end up searching without the * and thinking there are no results or then having to re-search which wastes time.
AdminIan (Admin, StoreFeeder) commented
You can also look to use our "Search Everywhere" feature which does not require you to use the *
The Search Everywhere feature searches orders and products at the moment. If you were to type "123" into thhe Search Everywhere bar, then clicking the "View all Products" button next to the "Products" section will open the Products page filtered by 123.
This guide will help you - https://support.storefeeder.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360013000517-Using-StoreFeeder-Search-Everywhere(Edited by admin)
The * means you don't need to limit your search to adjoining letters. We use Magento 2, and name our products by brand, brand product name, type of product, colour etc. For example, Brand waterproof jacket black. If I search for Brand jacket, Magento finds no products. In Storefeeder if I search for Brand*jacket* I see all the products I'm looking for. I think this is better.