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Search Help - Using the Index Server Query Language
Using the Search Criteria Boolean Search you can build a query using the advanced Search syntax of Index Server. 

Boolean and Proximity Operators
Boolean and proximity operators can be used to create a more precise query. 

To search for

Example

Results

both terms in the same page  access and basic 
-or-
access & basic 
pages with both the words "access" and "basic" 
either term in a page  cgi or isapi 
-or-
cgi | isapi 
pages with the words "cgi" or "isapi" 
the first term without the second term  access and not basic 
-or-
access & ! basic 
pages with the word "access" but not "basic" 
pages not matching a property value  not @size = 100 
-or-
! @size = 100 
pages that are not 100 bytes 
both terms in the same page, close together  excel near project 
-or-
excel ~ project 
pages with the word "excel" near the word "project" 

Hints:

  • You can use parentheses to nest expressions within a query. The expressions in parentheses are evaluated before the rest of the query.
  • Use double quotes (") to indicate that a boolean or near operator keyword should be ignored in your query. For example, "Abbot and Costello" will match pages with the phrase, not pages that match the boolean expression.
  • The Near operator returns a match if the words are within 50 words of each other.
  • The Not operator can only be used after an And operator in content queries; it can only be used to exclude pages that match a previous content restriction. For property value queries, the Not operator can be used apart from the And operator

Wildcard Operators

Wildcard operators are useful for finding pages with words similar to a given word. 

To search for

Example 

Results

words with the same prefix

comput* 

pages with words that have the prefix "comput", such as "computer", computing", and so on. 

words based on the same stem word

fly** 

pages with words based on the same stem as "fly", such as "flying", "flown", "flew", and so on. 


Miscellaneous Tips on Query Syntax

  • Queries are case-insensitive: you can type your query in uppercase or lowercase.
  • You may search for any word except for those in the exception list (for English, this includes a, an, and, as, and other common words) which are ignored during a search. Words in the exception list are treated as placeholders in phrase and proximity queries.
  • Punctuation marks such as the period (.), colon (:), semicolon (;), and comma (,) are ignored during a search.
  • To use specially-treated characters ( (&), (|), (^), (#), (@), ($), ((), ()) ) in a query, enclose your query in quotes (").


Email Forms

  • Email forms allow everyone to send email messages to the company, even if an email program is not installed on your computer.
  • The Email form guides the user thru creating a email message to specific company departments and company personal.
  • It also makes sure that all of the necessary information that is needed to expedite your request or comment is provided.

ASP Form Mailer

  • Is very much like the Email form but requires you to enter less info.
  • Using the "Send To Drop down selector" you can select whom you want to send the message to.


Contact Server Database

  • The Contact Server is an interactive Web application that interacts with a Access or SQL database
  • Using Any current Web browser you can:
    [SEARCH] [ADD] [EDIT] and [DELETE] All Records in the data base
  • Access to records are based on User security
  • Everyone can search intentionally shared records
  • You must [LOGON] and have sufficient Access privileges to edit and view non shared records.
  • Everyone can Add themselves to the Sample "Contact Server Database Directory". After adding yourself you will not appear until your record has been check to make sure it DOES NOT contain offensive material.
  • Please only add real information.


To Search the this database there are 3 methods (views)

Simple Search (Default)
    
Enter the appropriate information you are searching for.  

  • You may  use '*' or '%' as "wild cards" 
  • Use ','  between words to broaden your search
    (e.i. Entering "digi, cool" in company name would return all companies whose name contains
     either digi or cool) 

    Simple Search would find "digistat.com" and "Acme Heating & Cooling"
  • Use '+'  between words to narrow your search, both words must be present.
    (e.i. Entering "Italian+Restaurant" in Category would return all companies whose name contains
     both Italian and Restaurant) 


Search Option 1 

Enter the appropriate information you are searching for.  You may  use '*' or '%' as "wild cards"   
(Entering "digi*cool" in company name would return all companies whose name contains
 either 'digi' or 'cool' ) 
Search Option 1 would find "digistat.com" and "Acme Heating & Cooling"


Search Option 2

Enter the appropriate information you are searching for.  
Search Option 2 will find only the companies that exactly match what you typed in, unless you use "wild cards" like '
*' or '%'  
(Entering "Digi
*" in company name would return all companies beginning with "Digi")