Using boolean operators in search queries

The Advanced Search tool allows using the following boolean operators in your search queries:

Operator Description Example

"

Finds the exact terms as quoted.

"network share" "network drive"

AND

Finds object records that contain all terms or phrases.

XP AND Vista

&

Same as AND.

XP & Vista

NOT

Excludes object records that contain a term or phrase.

printer NOT network

-

Same as NOT.

printer - network

()

Group words in OR and NOT queries.

(network share) OR (network drive)

+

Denotes that all search results must include this term.

network share + drive

OR

Finds either term.

(network share) OR (network drive)

|

Same as OR.

(network share) | (network drive)

By default, the words in search queries are combined with AND.