Additional techniques - Live Search Bar


To narrow the scope of your search in Exelare you can use the following special sets of predefined words, called operators, to join together your search terms:
  • Boolean operators
  • Truncation and wildcard operators
  • Exact operators

Boolean Operators

Exelare allows you to combine your search terms so you can target your search at more specific areas. For example, from the Basic Search page you can list the data in Exelare which contain the words Marketing and Product.

You combine your search terms using the following special keywords, called Boolean operators:
  • AND => ; (semi-colon)
  • OR  => , (comma)
AND
The AND operator retrieves all data that contain the search terms it separates. However, this type of search normally retrieves fewer results than if you searched for one of the terms on its own. If you have entered search terms in more than one search box, Exelare treats them as if they were combined using the AND operator.

Note: that if you want to search for the word 'and' in a phrase, such as 'Marketing and Product', you should type the phrase into the search box and enclose it in semi-colon; for example, "Marketing; Product".

The Search Results will be displayed, listing all data containing the words 'Marketing' and 'Product'.

Search Results
The Search Results displays the results of your search. 100 results per page are displayed (you can change this in Settings – User Options). Additional matches can be accesses using the "Page(s): 1 | 2 | 3" navigation.

To search for "Marketing and Product",
  1. In Exelare, click the drop-down next to the field (Ex: Other Skills)
  2. At the bottom of the popup window, choose “Starts With” and “All Of These” under Filters.
  3. Check the lookup values (Ex: Marketing and Product)
  4. Click on OK. 


Results:


OR
The OR operator retrieves all data that contain any or all of the search terms it separates. This type of search retrieves more results than if you searched for one of the terms on its own.

Note: that if you want to search for the word 'or' in a phrase, such as 'Marketing or Product', you should type the phrase into the search box and enclose it in comma; for example, "Marketing, Product".

The Search Results page will be displayed, listing all data containing any or all of the words 'Marketing' or 'Product'.

Search Results

The Search Results displays the results of your search. 100 results per page are displayed (you can change this in Settings – User Options). Additional matches can be accesses using the "Page(s): 1 | 2 | 3" navigation.

To search for "Marketing or Product",
  1. In Exelare, click the drop-down next to the field (Ex: Other Skills)
  2. At the bottom of the popup window, choose “Starts With” and “Any Of These” under Filters.
  3. Check the lookup values (Ex: Marketing and Product)
  4. Click on OK. 


Results:




Nesting Operators

If you use more than one Boolean Operator in the same search statement, you will need to group your keywords with multiple operators. This is called nesting.

You can combine both operators AND, OR operators. Simply type the keywords separated by an Operator(s) in the Live Search Bar to see the results.

Ex: To Search for,
1)    Skill1 AND (Skill2 OR Skill3)
Simply type Skill1;Skill2,Skill3

2)    (Skill1 OR Skill2) AND Skill3
Simply type Skill1,Skill2;Skill3

3)    (Skill1 OR Skill2) AND (Skill3 OR Skill4)
Simply type Skill1,Skill2;Skill3,Skill4



Truncation and wildcard operators

To locate a specific item when you can't remember exactly how it is spelled, try using a wildcard character in the search.

Wildcards are special characters that can stand in for unknown characters in a text value and are handy for locating multiple items with similar, but not identical data. Wildcards can also help with getting data based on a specified pattern match.

Use more specific search terms to get more relevant results. For example, to find all occurrences of Prospect, including the plural prospects, use "prospect*" (without quotes). Using a partial term like "prosp*" (without quotes) could return unintended matches, like matches for "prosperity", “Prospects” etc.

Exelare supports several wildcards. However, below are the 2 major wildcards.
  • Use an asterisk (*) to find items that match zero or more characters. This wildcard character can be used as either a prefix or a suffix.
  • Use an underscore mark (_) to find items that match only one character at the Start, Middle or end of your keyword.

Truncation
Use the truncation symbols to create searches where you want to retrieve all variants of a word stem. The most commonly used truncation symbol is the asterisk (*). For example, a search for

Examples
Educat*
Will retrieve: educate, educating, education, educational, educator, educators, etc.

Technology* 
Will retrieve entries for all records containing the words: Technology, Technology Lead, Technology Consultant, Technology Architect, Technology Analyst, etc.

Wildcards
A wildcard symbol is used within a word to provide for all possible spellings or variations inside a word or word stem. The most commonly used wildcard symbols for internal truncation is the underscore mark (_). For example, a search for wom_n will retrieve: woman and women.

Truncation/Wildcard

Example/Syntax

Finds

* (one or more)

comput*

computer, computing, compute, etc…

_ (exactly one)

Ne_t

neat, next, nest, newt, etc...

[] - Any single character within the specified range ([a-f]) or set ([abcdef])

[A-C]

Any word starts with A, B or C

 

d[eo]ll

Doll or Dell

 

[C-P]arsen

Carsen, Larsen, Karsen, and so on

 

[a-cdf]

Any word starts with a, b, c, d, or f

 

[abc]

Any word starts with a, b or c

[^] - Any single character not within the specified range ([^a-f]) or set ([^abcdef]).

[^abc]

Any word that do not start with a, b or c


To search using Truncation in Exelare:
  1. In Exelare, click the drop-down next to the field (Ex: Primary Skills)
  2. At the bottom of the popup window, choose “Contains” under Filters.
  3. Check the lookup values (Ex: .Net, C# and C++)
  4. Click on OK.


Results:






To Search in any field using _ (underscore): (Wildcard)
Ex: NE_T 
Will bring you the results like Neat, Next, Nest, Newt etc.



To Search for City either Tempe, Temple Terrace or Temple City: Search by “temp[el]” (without quotes)



To Search for all records that has City starts with a, b or c:





To search for all records that has City name do not start with a, b or c:




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