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Use these options to perform searches in the Documentation. To configure search capabilities for an offline Documentation website, see Configuring Search Capabilities for the Offline Documentation Website.

Type of search

Description

Examples

Keyword

To search for files that contain keywords, enter the words. Pages that contain all of your keywords are displayed.

  • Pages with a keyword in the title are ranked higher.
  • Keyword searches are not case-sensitive.

Oracle backups

Exact phrase

To search using an exact phrase, place quotation marks before and after the phrase.

"web analytics"

Title

To search for files with a specific word in the title, add title: in lower-case letters, followed by the keyword. You can also add quotation marks around the keywords to search by exact phrase.

  • title:data
  • title:"data protection"

Boolean

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. You can search using AND, OR, and NOT as Boolean operators.

  • Boolean operators must be typed in upper case.
  • By default, the logical operator for searches is AND.
  • If the logical operator NOT is used, enclose the search query in parentheses ().
  • You can combine Keyword, Exact Phrase, and Title search with Boolean operators.
  • To search for pages that contain either "data protection" or just "backup", type: "data protection" OR backup
  • To search for pages that contain either "data protection" and "backup", type: "data protection" AND backup
  • To search for pages that contain "data protection" but not "backup", type: ("data protection" NOT backup)
  • To search for pages that contain " data protection" but not "backup schedule", type: ("data protection" NOT "backup schedule")

Wildcards

You can search using single and multiple wildcard character within single terms:

  • To perform a single character wildcard search use the question mark "?" symbol. The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match with the single character replaced.
  • To perform a multiple character wildcard search, use the asterisk "*" symbol.
  • You can use a wildcard character in the middle of a word.
  • Wildcards are not supported within exact phrases contained in quotes.
  • Multiple wildcards cannot be used in the same search.
  • To search for "best" or "test", type: ?est
  • To search for "bet", "better", "betting" or "betted", type: bet*
  • To search for "books" or "boots", type: boo*s

Grouping

Use parentheses () to group clauses to form sub queries. This is used to control the Boolean logic for a search.

Boolean queries without parentheses will be evaluated from left to right.

To search for "backup" or "archive" and "data", type: (backup OR archive) AND data

Fuzzy search

Use a fuzzy search to locate terms similar in spelling to the search keyword or match similar terms. To perform a fuzzy search, use the tilde "~" symbol at the end of single keyword.

For greater or less similarity to the search term, an optional similarity ratio can be specified. The similarity ratio is written after the tilde "~" symbol.

  • The default is 0.5.
  • Range is from 0.0 to 0.999.
  • Smaller ratios indicate that less similarity is required. Larger ratios indicate that greater similarity is required.
  • To search for a term similar to CommServe, type: CommS~

    The search results will contain documents containing "CommServe", "CommCell", "Common", and so on.

  • To search for a term very similar to "CommServe", type: CommServ~0.8

Last modified: 7/5/2019 5:55:10 PM