Search by part of name

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samflores
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Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:49 am

Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:56 am

Is there anyway to make a search by part of words in the series name?
I tried http://www.thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.ph ... sname=Dext waiting to "Dexter" to return, but got an empty response.
guillesn
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Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:54 am

As long as I know, the API does return matches for full words and also for records containing your request. For example, if you type "Lost", it will return "Lost" but also "Lost on Earth", "Land of the Lost" and so on. ;)
samflores
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Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:26 am

That is true, but if i search for "Los" it will return nothing.
samflores
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Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:29 am

Actually it will return some series, but only if they have the word "Los" in the title.
Coco
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Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:49 am

The api will only return full words. Los will never return the word lost api and there is no way to make it.
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