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EDMS Portal: Advanced Search Tips

Exact Searches

If you type the exact ID of an object in EDMS, you will obtain only that specific object in the search results:

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exact search

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exact match

In this case, the search will be carried out on exactly 100100

Should the object retrieved not be exactly the result you were expecting, you can click on 'More Results'

further results

When clicking on 'More Results', one will obtain the following, all containing 100100:


more results

Searches beginning with,..

If you enter a search criterion containing FEWER than 4 characters, the search functionality will retrieve everything containing those characters, be they at the beginning, middle or the end. Whereas a search containing FOUR or MORE characters will search for metadata beginning with those four letters.

Examples

Search using CRY

CRY

Results



The search functionality returns objects containing the exact characters CRY 

Search using CRYO



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The CRYO search returns all objects containing text which begins with CRYO, so returns entries such as CRYOSTAT, CRYOLAB, CRYODIPOLE etc,...

Search Syntax

The following symbols can be used in a search (see below for examples):

 + AND 
 |  OR
 ( )  GROUP
 "  EXACT
   
   
   
   

One can use syntax for combined searches:



The above search will retrieve anything containing 100100 AND anything containing Petit:

Results:



One can also use | for 'or':



The above will search for anything containing 100100 and anything containing Petit or anything containing 2441739:

Results: