Search Syntax Operators and Expressions

The following table describes the available search syntax operators and expressions that can be used as part of your search query. These operators and expressions can be used to expand and/or limit your search on a more granular level.

 

Operator/ Expression Description Instructions Example
NOT or - An expressions/operator used to specifically exclude the criteria defined after it. Enter the word NOT (all capitals) or ! symbol , then a space, and after that enter the exception word between a set of double commas.

NOT "Sports"

- "Sports"

AND or && An expression/operator used to specifically include the criteria defined after it. Enter the word AND (all capitals) or && symbols, then a space, and after that enter the inclusion word between a set of double commas.

keyword:"HELLO" && category:"WORLD"

length:<15 && length:>30

TO An expression that is used to define a range connection between the criteria before and after the expression. Enter a beginning criteria, then the word TO (all capitals), and after that the ending criteria. modificationDate:[2014-05-11 TO 2014-07-11]
* An operator that is used with wildcard search that replaces nothing or an infinite number of letters in a word Enter the any word and replace any number of letters with the *symbol.

f*d

sport*

 

? An operator that is used with wildcard search that replaces nothing or an infinite number of letters following the word's stem root. Enter the any word and replace any number of letters with the ? symbol.

lo?er

spor?

spor??

" An operator used to match the text between the quotation marks Enter a word between two "symbols "Text"
> An operator used to find results that are larger than the following value or number. Enter the > symbol and then a valid value or number. length:>15
< An operator used to find results that are smaller than the following value or number. Enter the < symbol and then a valid value or number. length:<15
>= An operator used to find results that are larger or equal to the following value or number. Enter the >= symbols and then a valid value or number. length:>=15
<= An operator used to find results that are smaller or equal to the following value or number. Enter the >= symbols and then a valid value or number. length:<=15
>< An operator used to find results that are not equal to the following value or number. Enter the >< symbols and then a valid value or number. length:><15
= An operator used to find results that are equal to the following value or number. Enter the  symbol and then a valid value or number. length:=15
[YYYY-MM-DD]or [YYYY-MM]

Use this syntax to define a specific date. 

Note: When searching for a single date you are required to enter a start and end date

Enter [ and then the following date syntax YYYY-MM-DD and then ]. modificationDate:[2015-12-30]
(   )

Brackets are used to enclose a condition from others.

Enter ( and then your condition and then ) (companyId: 50d595ec0364e95588c77bd2)&& (name: "my video")

 

To search for specific videos, please see also Video object indexed properties for Search.

 

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