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How does the search engine works?

The following applies to the Directory search engine:

  1. +word: Placing a plus sign in front of a word will require that all records returned by the search contain that word.

  2. -word: Placing a minus sign in front of a word will ensure that no records returned by the search contain the

  3. "phrase search" Placing quotes around a string of words will direct the search to return records containing the string of words in the specified order.

  4. +"phrase search" Placing a plus sign in front of a quoted string of words will require that all records returned by the search contain the string of words in the specified order.

  5. -"phrase search" Placing a minus sign in front of a quoted string of words will ensure that no records returned by the search will contain the string of words in the specified order.

  6. substring* Placing an asterisk next to a word or string will return records that contain the word or string as part of a larger string, dependant on which side of the word or string the asterisk is placed. For example, searching for "bar*" would return "barber", "*bar" would return "foobar", and "*bar*" would return "foobarber". Note that the asterisk does not require that the search string be preceded or followed by any other string: searching for "bar*", "*bar" or "*bar*" would also return "

  7. You can also filter search terms by adding a query related to a column in your database. If you wanted to provide your users with the option of only searching new links, you could add a "Search Only New Links?" checkbox and  Query=SearchTerm&isNew=Yes


Add Date: 29-04-2006


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