1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 12, 2015 10:36 AM by john.decker

    search within search results


      is it possible to apply a search to the results of a previously executed search?

        • Re: search within search results

          Hi Ken,

          You can use the filter on the left side of the page to help narrow down your search results:

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          Or you are able to use boolean operators which would also help find what you are looking for:


          Compound expressions using boolean operators

          The special keywords AND, OR and NOT let you create logical expressions in your searches. When you search, you need to use these terms in ALL CAPS to distinguish them from normal words. For instance, the word And in a search will be interpreted as the word "and," not the special operator AND.

          The AND operator says that the search should return content containing both the search terms before and after the AND operator. The OR operator returns content if either one of the terms matches. The NOT operator excludes documents that contain (in the fields searched for) the search term after the NOT. (You can't start a search with the NOT operator.) You can also use these operators with sub-queries enclosed in parentheses to create more complex expressions as shown in the following examples.

          "quick brown fox" OR rabbit
          Matches text containing the exact phrase "quick brown fox" or the word rabbit.
          quick brown fox
          Matches content containing the words "quick," "brown," and "fox" in any order. Search implicitly assumes the AND operator when an operator is not specified.
          (quick brown) AND (fox OR rabbit) AND NOT forest
          Matches content containing both "quick" and "brown" in any order, plus either "fox" or "rabbit," but not containing the word "forest." This example shows how you can use parentheses to group more than one word together as a regular (non-phrase) search and to specify the order of operations.

          Note:The NOT operator can only be applied to simple terms, not compound sub-queries, and it cannot be used inside a sub-query.


          Hope this helps.