Search with complete suggester and german analyzer

(K├╝rzer Patrick) #1


I created a simple index with a suggest field and a completion type. I indexed some city names. For the suggest field I use a german analyzer.

PUT city_de
  "mappings": {
    "city" : {
      "properties": {
        "name" : {
          "type": "text",
          "analyzer": "german"
        "suggest" : {
          "type": "completion",
          "analyzer": "german"

The analyzer works fine and the search by using umlauts is good. Also the autocompletion is perfect. But I faced an issue by searching for the term wie.

Lets say I have two documents Wiesbaden and Wien with the same name as suggest completion term.

If I searching for wie I assume that the cities Wien and Wiesbaden are in the response. But unfortunately I get no response. I suppose that wie has a restriction because of the german analyzer. Because if I search for wi or wies I get valid responses.

Same is for term was.

Do I need any additional configuration to get also a result if I search for wie or was?


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