Wildcard Expressions

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You can search for words or phrases and use wildcard expressions. Wildcard expressions allow you to search for one or more characters using a question mark or asterisk.


A single word: select  finds topics that contain the word "select." (You will also find its grammatical variations, such as "selector" and "selection.").        

A phrase: "new operator"  or new operator finds topics that contain the literal phrase "new operator" and all its grammatical variations. Without the quotation marks, the query is equivalent to specifying "new AND operator," which will find topics containing both of the individual words, instead of the phrase.        

Wildcard expressions : esc*  or 80?86  finds topics that  contain the terms "ESC," "escape," "escalation," and so on. The asterisk cannot be the only character in the term. Topics that contain the terms "80186," "80286," "80386," and so on. The question mark cannot be the only character in the term.        


Note Select the Match similar words check box to include minor grammatical variations for the phrase you search.

Topic 117900 updated on 01-Nov-2016.
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