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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"


Finds object records that contain all terms or phrases.

XP AND Vista


Same as AND.

XP & Vista


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


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.