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For Using Search Facility

You can search for documents with entries that contain:

  • Any one of the words you specify
  • All of the words you specify
  • The words you specify in the order you entered (a phrase)

You can combine these criteria in the same search. You can also use other kinds of criteria and operators (like <and>, <or>, <not>) to specify complex and sophisticated searches.

If you search for more than one word, the way you separate the words determines how Search Server performs the search.

The way you separate the words What you type Documents will be listed if their index entries contain:
Words separated by spaces or commas or <and> operator Delhi Government
Delhi, Government
Delhi and Government
Delhi <and> Government
The two words Delhi and Government. Those two words (regardless of capitalization) must occur somewhere in the index but not necessarily together or in any order. (Words separated by spaces or commas are treated as if the space or comma was an implied <and> operator.)
Words separated by <or> operator Delhi or Government
Delhi <or> Government
Either the word Delhi or the word Government anywhere in the entry, including together, regardless of capitalization.
Words enclosed by quotation marks "Delhi Government" The words Delhi Government together in that order anywhere in the entry, regardless of capitalization. (Multiple words enclosed by quotation marks are treated as a single search phrase.)
Words with <not> operator not Delhi
<not> Delhi
Finds documents that do not contain the word Delhi

Searching Tips

  • When searching, don't enter plural forms such as "press releases" because the server will only find documents with releases (plural) in the title or keywords. If you enter release (singular), the server will list entries with both release and releases.
  • All searches are case-insensitive. That is, words are looked for regardless of capitalization.
  • If you want to include the reserved words (and, or, not) or reserved characters ( <, >, ( , ), " ) in your search, you must enclose the phrase in double-quote marks. For example, the criteria "truth or consequences" treats the word or as part of the phrase you are searching for rather than instructing the server to search for either the word truth or the word consequences.
  • In a query a question mark (?) is a wildcard character representing any letter or number. For example, searching for t?p matches any of the words tap, tip, and top.
  • Wildcard character asterisk (*) matches any group of characters. For example, searching for comp* finds documents containing any word starting with the letters comp, such as computer, company, or comptroller.

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