troubleshooting Question

JQuery DataTable plugin, how do I search an exact string ?

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I have the jQuery datatable plugin, ( https://datatables.net/reference/api/search() )
And I want to find an exact substring in the table search function.
For example, if the value is, Apr, then it should not bring back, type":"CAPR","Hours, because CAPR contains, APR.
Here is how the code looks currently,
$("#MonthFilter").change(function () {
    var dataTableObj = $('#SupervisorList').DataTable();
    var val = $("#MonthFilter").val();
    dataTableObj.column(16).search(val).draw();
});

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And here is an example of something I’ve tried:
$("#MonthFilter").change(function () {
    var dataTableObj = $('#SupervisorList').DataTable();
    var val = $("#MonthFilter").val();
    val = " "+val+" ";
    var col16 = dataTableObj.column(16).search(val).draw();
});

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But the search automatically splices off the empty spaces and brings back strings with, CAPR, again.
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