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JQuery Search Filter

Ridgejp asked
Last Modified: 2017-03-15

I'm currently using a JQuery Search filter that up until now has performed brilliantly ... but I'd like to tweak it to handle 'character spaces' in the search terms.

The query looks like this currently: -

    $(document).ready(function () {
		(function ($) 
			$('#filter').keyup(function () {
            var rex = new RegExp($(this).val(), 'i');
            $('.searchable tr').hide();
            $('.searchable tr').filter(function () {
                return rex.test($(this).text());



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The search function fails if I search a record set returned into a bootstrap table using mysql as it will only find results where there is no character spacing. So if a product code is present in the returned record set such as "WHITE OVERSHOES" (by way of example) I would have to search for "WHITE"  or "OVERSHOES" as it would not be able to find "WHITE OVERSHOES" on account of the space.

How do I change this?

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