Our system currently prioritizes first name instead of last name when doing a search.
When searching for a person with the last name John, we get every person with the first name of John listed first.
Is there a way to change this?
Yes that is possible in Admin > Studio > Module > Fields > Boost Value, see the following screenshot. You can try a couple values until you have a good setup for your requirements:
Also see the documentation on it here:
Hope that helps,
Presumably you are referring to Global Search. Correct? Dennis is right if you are referring to Global Search. If you are having this issue in the Module Filter, then you might have a bug.
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