Querying Empty Strings in Typesense Cloud - Collection Search
TLDR Loic wanted to query empty strings in Typesense, but Jason explained this needs to be done when indexing as Typesense doesn't support querying blank keys.
Oct 08, 2022 (15 months ago)
In Typesense cloud - Collection search
How can I find if a parameter is equal to empty string?
(doc link is broken https://github.com/typesense/typesense/issues/749)
Oct 10, 2022 (14 months ago)
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