I have used suggestion template in esri search widget. If I select data from suggestion list, then the search works well. But, if I manually enter same value in search input, and do search using search icon, then it does not give me any result.
You should be able to regenerate this problem in esri sample for search widget:
In this sample, if you search for '1930476016: 4519 Cherokee Ln', and select it from suggestion list, then search works. But, if you paste same value directly in search textbox, and do manual search using search button, then it does not show any result.
Could you please suggest me if I misunderstood search widget feature, and show me how to fix it? I am using esri 3.28 js version in my project.