- Simple text search: If you don't use quotation marks before and after the search word or phrase, the search performs "simple text" search where the search results contain a ranked list of the topics that contain all of the words in the Search field, but not necessarily in the exact order or together.
- Exact phrase search: If you use quotation marks before and after the search word or phrase (like "search features", the search performs an "exact match "search where the search results contain a ranked list of the topics that only contain an exact match of words or phrase is in the Search field (excluding the quotation marks).
- Case‑insensitive Matches: The search is not case‑sensitive. For example, a search for the word
runwill find matches for
- Matches with Variant Endings: The search includes matches with variant ending. For example, a search for the word
runwill also find matches for words such as,
runs. Because matches are not case‑sensitive, the results will include topics containing matches such as,
- Exact phrase search: You can search for exact phrases by enclosing their search terms in quotation marks. This is useful when end users want to restrict a search to locate terms that appear in an exact order. For example, you might want to search for a phrase such as
"the page settings window”.
- Partial‑word searches: The search includes partial‑words. This search method is similar to simple text search, only it allows searches for partial‑word and number strings.
- Powerful Boolean searches: You may use Boolean operators in your search to focus your search results. For more information, see Use Boolean operators in your search.
- Synonyms: We have identified some words as synonyms in the documentation system and the search results include all the topics that include the either the word or it’s defined synonyms.
newproduces the same search results.
deleteproduces the same search results.
appearproduces the same search results.
modifyproduces the same search results.
borough produces the same search results.
Boolean operators can be used in combination with search terms to increase or decrease the number of search results.
Our documentation supports Boolean operators such as AND, OR, NEAR, NOT, and ( ). The Boolean operators are not case sensitive.
Entering “ AND ”, “ and ”, “+”, “&” or a “blank space” performs the same operation and retrieves all topics that contain all of the search terms it separates. The “ and “ operator is not case sensitive.
- Type a blank space between the words (in the place of “AND”). The “ AND ” is always inferred.
- Type “ AND ” with a space before and after between two or more terms.
- Type the plus symbol (+) without spaces before and after in the place of “ AND ”.
- Type the ampersand symbol (&) without spaces before and after in the place of “ AND ”.
Example: To find the topics that included all of the terms
agent, enter any of the following:
- submitter recipient
- submitter AND recipient
- submitter and recipient
Entering “ OR ” or the pipe symbol “|” between two or more terms broadens the search and retrieves all topics that contain any of the search terms it separates. The “ OR “ operator is not case sensitive.
Example: To find the topics that included any of the terms
agent, enter any of the following:
- submitter OR recipient OR agent
- submitter Or recipient Or agent
- submitter or recipient or agent
Entering “ NOT ”, “ not ”, the carat symbol (^) or the exclamation mark (!) between terms finds the topics that contain the first term but not the second term. These can be used interchangeably and “ NOT ” is not case sensitive.
Example: To find the topics that include the first term but not the second term, enter any of the following:
- submitter NOT recipient
- submitter not recipient
Enter parentheses ( ) around the combined terms.
Example: To search for topics containing agent and either the term recipient or submitter, search for:
- agent AND (recipient OR submitter)
- agent and (recipient or submitter)
- agent (recipient|submitter)
- agent (recipient or submitter)
- agent+(recipient OR submitter)
When the Search () button in the search bar is pressed, the search is initiated and the results are displayed in the right panel.
The search results indicate how many topics were returned that meet the search criteria and lists the topics with their links in order of relevance (from most to least relevant) based on the precision and frequency of the search term or terms.
When you click on a link for one of the topic from the search results, the topic is opened in the right panel.
The search terms are highlighted as follows:
- The first search term is highlighted in yellow.
- The second search term is highlighted in light blue.
- The third search term is highlighted in light green.
- The fourth search term is highlighted in dusty rose.
- The fifth search term is highlighted in light purple.
- The sixth search term is highlighted in brown with white characters.
- The seventh search term is highlighted in green with white characters.
- The eighth search term is highlighted in olive with white characters.
- The ninth search term is highlighted in blue with white characters.
- The tenth search term is highlighted in purple with white characters.
If you enter the search
package details page document table overview following figure describes change, the search results page finds one topic, the Package Details page. When you click the link in the search results list, you will see something similar to the following:
- Open the document. See How to open the documentation.
- Go to the search toolbar near the top right corner of the page.
- In the Search field enter the search words or phrase you want to find.
- Optional: Select the search type. Click the middle drop‑down list button to select the search type.
- Click the Search () button in the search toolbar to start the search.
The search results, ranked by relevance with a sentence or two from each topic displayed in the right pane.
- Click on the wanted topic link in the search results page.
The selected topic opens with exact search words highlighted to help you quickly find the information for which you searched. Non‑exact matches (like variant endings) are not highlighted.