Advanced search on the Support Portal: Phrase Searches, Wildcards and Boolean Operators
This article describes techniques to further specify search terms on our Support Portal and therefore get more specific results.
Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase with multiple terms.
For example: "Test Case".
You can use wildcards to refine your search. The following wildcards are available:
- Asterisk (*): The asterisk symbol performs a multi character wildcard search.
For example, to find TestCases or TestSteps, search for:
- Percent sign (%): The percent sign performs a single character wildcard search.
For example, to find Text or Test, search for:
- Please note: Boolean operators are case-sensitive. For example, OR is an operator while or is a search term!
- OR or vertical bar symbol (|): Finds a match if either the terms exist in a document (a union using sets).
For example, to find documents that contain either "Test Data" or just "Test", search for:
"Test Data" OR Test or "Test Data" | Test
- AND: Finds a match if both terms exist in a document (an intersection of sets).
For example, to find documents that contain "Test Case" and "Tosca Commander", search for:
"Test Case" AND "Tosca Commander"
- NOT, minus (-), or exclamation point (!): Excludes documents that contain the term after NOT (a difference of sets).
For example, to find documents that contain "Test Case" but not "Module", search for:
"Test Case" NOT Module or "Test Case" -Module
The NOT operator cannot be used with just one term. For example, the following search query returns no results:
NOT "Test Case"NOT must be a stand-alone word. For example this query excludes the term Case:
Test NOT Casewhile this query searches for the term TestNOTCase:
TestNOTCaseMinus and exclamation point must immediately precede the excluded term. For example this query excludes Case:
Test !Casewhile this query includes Case:
Test ! Case