|Local History Index Searching Tips
The new Local History Index has some new searching techniques that can give the person searching more control.
The three main features are -,+,*, and " (double quote).
The + operator is added to the beginning of a search word or quoted phrase that is required to be in the specific result.
The - operator is added to the beginning of a search word or quoted phrasethat is required NOT to be in the specific.
The * operator is a wild card that is added to the END of a search word.
The " operator is added to the beginning and end of a group of search words forming an exact phrase to search on.
The following are some examples to help explain these new functionalities.
NOTE: the square brackets are not to be typed literally. They are only visually
representing the search box.
1. To search for articles with the word dogs and the word cats in them type the following:
[+dogs +cats ]
2. To search for dogs but exclude articles with the word cats in them type the following:
[ dogs -cats ]
3. To search for part of a word type the following:
[ encyclop* ]
4. To search for a phrase type the following:
[ "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" ]
For a more detailed description of all the capabilities of Boolean Full Text Searching visit
the MySQL database documentation here