Simple Query Syntax

Search for documents by typing in words

online vat filing

Search for exact phrases by using quotations

"online filing P11D"

Use +, -, AND, OR, NOT operators when searching

+online -vat

online NOT vat

"online filing" AND vat

"online filing" OR vat

Search using single and multiple character wildcard searches

To perform a single character wildcard search use the "?" symbol:

payro?l

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the "*" symbol:

payr*l

payr*

Note: You cannot use a * or ? symbol as the first character of a search.

Search for words, phrases in a particular field

title:payroll To find the term payroll in the title only

description:payroll To find the term payroll in the description of a document only

url:/payroll/ To find pages which have the term payroll in their url.

contenttype:pdf To find documents which are pdfs

keywords:payroll To find documents which have the java as a keyword in the meta information.

Advanced Query Syntax

Fuzzy Search

To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, "~", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to "roam" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roam.

Proximity Search

To do a proximity search use the tilde, "~", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for "vat" and "billing" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

"vat billing"~10