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the Index Server Query Language
Search Criteria Boolean Search
build a query using the advanced Search syntax of Index
Boolean and Proximity Operators
Boolean and proximity operators can be
used to create a more precise query.
terms in the same page
access & basic
with both the words "access" and "basic"
term in a page
cgi | isapi
with the words "cgi" or "isapi"
first term without the second term
and not basic
access & ! basic
with the word "access" but not "basic"
not matching a property value
@size = 100
! @size = 100
that are not 100 bytes
terms in the same page, close together
excel ~ project
with the word "excel" near the word
- You can use parentheses to nest expressions within
a query. The expressions in parentheses are evaluated before the rest of the
- Use double quotes (") to indicate that a
boolean or near operator keyword should be ignored in your query. For
example, "Abbot and Costello" will match pages with the phrase,
not pages that match the boolean expression.
- The Near operator returns a match if the words are
within 50 words of each other.
- The Not operator can only be used after an And
operator in content queries; it can only be used to exclude pages that match
a previous content restriction. For property value queries, the Not operator
can be used apart from the And operator
Wildcard operators are useful
for finding pages with words similar to a given word.
To search for
with the same prefix
with words that have the prefix "comput", such as
"computer", computing", and so on.
based on the same stem word
with words based on the same stem as "fly", such
as "flying", "flown", "flew",
and so on.
Miscellaneous Tips on Query
- Queries are case-insensitive: you can type your query in uppercase or
- You may search for any word except for those in the exception list (for
English, this includes a, an, and, as, and other common words) which are
ignored during a search. Words in the exception list are treated as
placeholders in phrase and proximity queries.
- Punctuation marks such as the period (.), colon (:), semicolon (;), and
comma (,) are ignored during a search.
- To use specially-treated characters ( (&), (|), (^), (#), (@), ($),
((), ()) ) in a query, enclose your query in quotes (").
- Email forms
allow everyone to send email messages to the company, even if an
email program is not installed on your computer.
- The Email
form guides the user thru creating a email message to specific
company departments and company personal.
- It also
makes sure that all of the necessary information that is needed to
expedite your request or comment is provided.
- Is very
much like the Email form but requires you to enter less info.
- Using the
"Send To Drop down selector" you can select whom you
want to send the message to.
- The Contact
Server is an interactive Web application that interacts with a Access
or SQL database
- Using Any
current Web browser you can:
[SEARCH] [ADD] [EDIT] and [DELETE] All Records in the data base
- Access to
records are based on User security
can search intentionally shared records
- You must
[LOGON] and have sufficient Access privileges to edit and view non
can Add themselves to the Sample "Contact Server Database
Directory". After adding yourself you will not appear until
your record has been check to make sure it DOES NOT contain offensive
- Please only
add real information.
the this database there are 3 methods (views)
Simple Search (Default)
Enter the appropriate information
you are searching for.
You may use
or '%' as "wild
- Use ','
between words to broaden your search
(e.i. Entering "digi, cool" in company name would return all companies whose
either digi or cool)
Simple Search would find "digistat.com" and "Acme
Heating & Cooling"
- Use '+'
between words to narrow your search, both words must be present.
(e.i. Entering "Italian+Restaurant" in Category would return all companies whose
both Italian and Restaurant)
Search Option 1
the appropriate information you are searching for. You may use '*'
or '%' as "wild
(Entering "digi*cool" in company name would return all companies whose
either 'digi' or 'cool' )
Search Option 1 would find "digistat.com"
and "Acme Heating & Cooling"
Search Option 2
the appropriate information you are searching for.
Search Option 2 will find
only the companies that exactly match what you typed in, unless you use "wild
cards" like '*'
in company name would return all companies beginning with "Digi")