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Basic Search Tips

  • To search by a date range, enter the beginning date in the first box and the ending date in the second box.
  • To limit your search to one or more document types, select the document types by clicking on the check boxes you are interested in.
  • To limit your search to one or more document categories, select the document categories by clicking on the check boxes you are interested in.
  • You can enter combinations of Date Range, Document Type, and Document Categories to refine your search as needed.

Advanced Search Tips

This page describes advanced search functionality. A search option refers to functionality available for online document searching through FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010. Also included including advanced features such as Boolean operators, phrases, etc. Square brackets ([]) within this document are intended to depict search queries as examples.

Operator

Description

Example

Phrase search [""]

Placing double quotes around a set of words will search for the exact words in that exact order.

["Computer Software"]

Inclusion [+]

Placing a '+' sign before a word signals that the indicated word is required in the search results.

[concerns +parking]

Exclusion [-]

Placing a '-' sign before a word signals that the indicated word should not appear in result documents.

[parking -permit]

Wildcard [*]

Using a '*' at the beginning of a word will return all words that end in those letters. Similarly, using a '*' at the end of a word will return all documents containing words that start with those letters.

[*ated] would return documents containing 'federated', 'complicated', etc.

[pref*] would return documents containing 'prefix', 'preface', etc.

Parenthesis [()]

Search terms can be surrounded in parenthesis to group search terms. Results where these grouped terms are together will rank higher in searches than results where the words are separated.

[(power of court) permit]

Search Operators

The following terms can be used to further narrow down your search. They must be entered in all caps to function.

Operator

Description

Example

AND

Returns search results that include all of the free text expressions, or property restrictions specified with the AND. You must specify a valid free text expression and/or a valid property restriction both preceding and following the AND operator.

[permit AND parking]

NOT

Returns search results that do not include the specified free text expressions or property restrictions. You must specify a valid free text expression and/or a valid property restriction following the NOT operator. This is functionally the same as using the minus ("–") character.

[permit NOT parking]

OR

Returns search results that include one or more of the specified free text expressions or property restrictions. You must specify a valid free text expression and/or a valid property restriction both preceding and following the OR operator.

[TV OR Television]

NEAR

You use the NEAR operator to match results where the specified search terms are within close proximity to each other. You can use the NEAR operator with free text expressions only; it is not supported with property restrictions in keyword queries and with phrase queries.

[Revenue NEAR Florida]

WORDS

You use the WORDS operator to specify that the terms in the keyword query are synonyms, and that results returned should match either of the specified terms. You can use the WORDS operator with free text expressions only; it is not supported with property restrictions in keyword queries.

These keyword queries differ in how the results are ranked. When you use the WORDS operator, the terms "TV" and "television" are treated as synonyms instead of separate terms. Therefore, instances of either term are ranked as if they were the same term. For example, a content item that contained one instance of the term "television" and five instances of the term "TV" would be ranked the same as a content item with six instances of the term "TV".

[WORDS(TV, Television)]

Reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee872310.aspx

 

Basic Search Tips

  • To search by a date range, enter the beginning date in the first box and the ending date in the second box.
  • To limit your search to one or more document types, select the document types by clicking on the check boxes you are interested in.
  • To limit your search to one or more document categories, select the document categories by clicking on the check boxes you are interested in.
  • You can enter combinations of Date Range, Document Type, and Document Categories to refine your search as needed.

Advanced Search Tips

This page describes advanced search functionality. A search option refers to functionality available for online document searching through FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010. Also included including advanced features such as Boolean operators, phrases, etc. Square brackets ([]) within this document are intended to depict search queries as examples.

Operator

Description

Example

Phrase search [""]

Placing double quotes around a set of words will search for the exact words in that exact order.

["Computer Software"]

Inclusion [+]

Placing a '+' sign before a word signals that the indicated word is required in the search results.

[concerns +parking]

Exclusion [-]

Placing a '-' sign before a word signals that the indicated word should not appear in result documents.

[parking -permit]

Wildcard [*]

Using a '*' at the beginning of a word will return all words that end in those letters. Similarly, using a '*' at the end of a word will return all documents containing words that start with those letters.

[*ated] would return documents containing 'federated', 'complicated', etc.

[pref*] would return documents containing 'prefix', 'preface', etc.

Parenthesis [()]

Search terms can be surrounded in parenthesis to group search terms. Results where these grouped terms are together will rank higher in searches than results where the words are separated.

[(power of court) permit]

Search Operators

The following terms can be used to further narrow down your search. They must be entered in all caps to function.

Operator

Description

Example

AND

Returns search results that include all of the free text expressions, or property restrictions specified with the AND. You must specify a valid free text expression and/or a valid property restriction both preceding and following the AND operator.

[permit AND parking]

NOT

Returns search results that do not include the specified free text expressions or property restrictions. You must specify a valid free text expression and/or a valid property restriction following the NOT operator. This is functionally the same as using the minus ("–") character.

[permit NOT parking]

OR

Returns search results that include one or more of the specified free text expressions or property restrictions. You must specify a valid free text expression and/or a valid property restriction both preceding and following the OR operator.

[TV OR Television]

NEAR

You use the NEAR operator to match results where the specified search terms are within close proximity to each other. You can use the NEAR operator with free text expressions only; it is not supported with property restrictions in keyword queries and with phrase queries.

[Revenue NEAR Florida]

WORDS

You use the WORDS operator to specify that the terms in the keyword query are synonyms, and that results returned should match either of the specified terms. You can use the WORDS operator with free text expressions only; it is not supported with property restrictions in keyword queries.

These keyword queries differ in how the results are ranked. When you use the WORDS operator, the terms "TV" and "television" are treated as synonyms instead of separate terms. Therefore, instances of either term are ranked as if they were the same term. For example, a content item that contained one instance of the term "television" and five instances of the term "TV" would be ranked the same as a content item with six instances of the term "TV".

[WORDS(TV, Television)]

Reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee872310.aspx

 

Basic Search Tips

  • To search by a date range, enter the beginning date in the first box and the ending date in the second box.
  • To limit your search to one or more document types, select the document types by clicking on the check boxes you are interested in.
  • To limit your search to one or more document categories, select the document categories by clicking on the check boxes you are interested in.
  • You can enter combinations of Date Range, Document Type, and Document Categories to refine your search as needed.

Advanced Search Tips

This page describes advanced search functionality. A search option refers to functionality available for online document searching through FAST Search Server for SharePoint 2010. Also included including advanced features such as Boolean operators, phrases, etc. Square brackets ([]) within this document are intended to depict search queries as examples.

Operator

Description

Example

Phrase search [""]

Placing double quotes around a set of words will search for the exact words in that exact order.

["Computer Software"]

Inclusion [+]

Placing a '+' sign before a word signals that the indicated word is required in the search results.

[concerns +parking]

Exclusion [-]

Placing a '-' sign before a word signals that the indicated word should not appear in result documents.

[parking -permit]

Wildcard [*]

Using a '*' at the beginning of a word will return all words that end in those letters. Similarly, using a '*' at the end of a word will return all documents containing words that start with those letters.

[*ated] would return documents containing 'federated', 'complicated', etc.

[pref*] would return documents containing 'prefix', 'preface', etc.

Parenthesis [()]

Search terms can be surrounded in parenthesis to group search terms. Results where these grouped terms are together will rank higher in searches than results where the words are separated.

[(power of court) permit]

Search Operators

The following terms can be used to further narrow down your search. They must be entered in all caps to function.

Operator

Description

Example

AND

Returns search results that include all of the free text expressions, or property restrictions specified with the AND. You must specify a valid free text expression and/or a valid property restriction both preceding and following the AND operator.

[permit AND parking]

NOT

Returns search results that do not include the specified free text expressions or property restrictions. You must specify a valid free text expression and/or a valid property restriction following the NOT operator. This is functionally the same as using the minus ("–") character.

[permit NOT parking]

OR

Returns search results that include one or more of the specified free text expressions or property restrictions. You must specify a valid free text expression and/or a valid property restriction both preceding and following the OR operator.

[TV OR Television]

NEAR

You use the NEAR operator to match results where the specified search terms are within close proximity to each other. You can use the NEAR operator with free text expressions only; it is not supported with property restrictions in keyword queries and with phrase queries.

[Revenue NEAR Florida]

WORDS

You use the WORDS operator to specify that the terms in the keyword query are synonyms, and that results returned should match either of the specified terms. You can use the WORDS operator with free text expressions only; it is not supported with property restrictions in keyword queries.

These keyword queries differ in how the results are ranked. When you use the WORDS operator, the terms "TV" and "television" are treated as synonyms instead of separate terms. Therefore, instances of either term are ranked as if they were the same term. For example, a content item that contained one instance of the term "television" and five instances of the term "TV" would be ranked the same as a content item with six instances of the term "TV".

[WORDS(TV, Television)]

Reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee872310.aspx