Search Operators

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Synthesis Search supports common Search Operators for manipulating and narrowing down search results.

Exact Word or Phrase

Use quotes to search for an exact word or set of words.

For example, the query “Walk” will not return results which contain Walker or Walking unless they also contain Walk.

Wildcard

Add an asterisk within a search as a placeholder for any unknown or wildcard terms.

For example, the query Tech* will return search results which contain Tech, Technology, Technical, and any other matching terms.

This is also known as prefix matching. Suffix matching (for example, *ology) is not supported.

Boolean Operators

Synthesis Search supports the following Boolean Operators:

AND

Returns search results that match all of the search terms specified with the AND operator. This is the same as using the plus (+) character.

For example, the query Revit AND Training returns search results which contain both Revit and Training.

Synthesis Search uses the AND Boolean Operator by default, therefore the query Revit Training and Revit AND Training will return the same results.

NOT

Returns search results that don’t include search terms specified after the NOT operator. This is the same as using the minus (–) character.

For example, the query Revit NOT Training returns results which contain Revit but don’t include Training.

OR

Returns search results that include one or more of the search terms specified after the OR operator.

For example, the query Revit OR Training returns results which contain either Revit or Training.

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