Keyword help

How to

With keyword search you can run a search that looks inside content for specified keywords. Keywords support a special syntax which allows you to refine results with precision. Examples below demostrate how to use different types of keyword search from simple to complex.

Ignored words

Some common words are ignored by keyword search. Ignored keywords are:

  • numbers
  • noise words such as a, and, the, this, that, etc.
  • special characters

Types of search

Keyword search supports the following types

All words top

Type all keywords you want to appear in results. Results will contain only items where all words you typed appear. For example: retail sales associate

Any word top

Type keywords from which you want at least one to appear in results. Often these words are synonyms. Results will contain items where at least one word you typed appears. For example: accountant controller cpa

Exact phrase top

Type a phrase which you want to appear in results. Results will contain only items where entire phrase appears. For example: production manager

Boolean expression top

This type is the most complex keyword search, but also the most powerful. It supports a special syntax described below.

Operators top

Boolean search supports operators allowing you to combine multiple keywords into expressions. Supported operators are:

Boolean AND - all words top

You can chain keywords using AND. Results will contain only items where all words you typed appear. For example: retail AND sales AND associate

Boolean OR - any word top

You can chain keywords using OR. Results will contain items where at least one word you typed appears. For example: accountant OR controller OR cpa

Simple combinations top

You can combine keywords using parenthesis. Note that AND has a higher order of precedence than OR. Think of AND as multiplication and OR as addition. For example: (accountant OR controller OR cpa) AND information AND technology

Phrases top

You can combine keywords into phrases using double quotes. For example: "production manager"

AND NOT top

You can create more complex expressions using NOT. You must follow some syntax rules to use it.

  • NOT can only occur after AND, as in AND NOT. The OR NOT operator is not allowed.
  • NOT cannot be specified before the first keyword. Invalid example: NOT "production manager"

Valid example: production AND NOT supervisor

NEAR top

You can combine use keyword NEAR to find items where one keyword appears near another. For example: english NEAR teaching

Wildcards (*) top

You can use wildcards in combination with phrases to search for partial words. A wildcard character indicates For example: "prod* manager"

Advanced combination examples top

Here are some advanced examples of boolean keyword search expressions: "prod* manager" AND NOT supervisor AND (wine OR beer) "english teacher" AND substitute NEAR science accounting AND "banking industry" AND (CPA OR "company audit*" OR controller)

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