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General Search Help/Hints

Exact phrase search

To search for content that contains the exact phrase "chalk and cheese":

"chalk and cheese"

OR search

To search for content that contains one of the terms, "chalk" OR "cheese":

"chalk OR cheese"

AND search

To search for content that contains both the terms "chalk" AND "cheese":

"chalk AND cheese"

NOT search

To search for content that contains "chalk" but NOT "cheese":

"chalk NOT cheese"

Excluded term search

Similar to the NOT search, to search for content that contains "chalk" and "butter" but NOT "cheese":

chalk butter -cheese

Grouping search

To search for content that MUST contain "chalk" but CAN contain either "cheese" or "butter" use the search:

(cheese OR butter) AND chalk

Title search

To search for content with "chalk" in its title, where title is the field keyword.

title:chalk

Wild Cards

Single character

To search for "butter" or "batter" you can use the search:

b?tter

To search for "chicken" or "chickpea" you can use the search:

chick*

Multiple characters

To search for "chick" or "chickpea":

c*c*

You can also combine search characters to get the exact word. For example the search term below will return "chick" yet not "chickpea":

c*c?

Other Hints

Searching for page titles

Use the title: prefix to search specifically for content in the page title (e.g. field/lookup name)

title:Spa

Proximity searches

This search ensure that the two words specified must be within a certain number of words of each other to be included.

"octagon post"~1

will return "Octagon blog post".

Fuzzy search

This search looks for words spelled similarly. To search for octagon, if unsure about spelling:

octogan~

will correctly return "octagon".

Combined search

You can also combine various search terms together:

o?tag* AND past~ AND ("blog" AND "post")


Page Revision Date:  Oct 31 2019


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