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Query syntax

Query Example Notes
single term document Searches for messages that contain "document" term in any field
phrase "important document" Searches for messages that contain the phrase "important document" in any field
searching fields subject:document Searches for messages that contain "document" term in the subject field
wildcard search doc?ment Single character wildcard search. It will match "document" and "dociment", but not "docooment"
document* Multi-character wildcard search. It will match "document" and "documentation"
fuzzy search document~ Search based on similar spelling
document~0.9 Search based on similar spelling, with 0.9 similarity (0.5 is the default)
proximity search "important document"~5 Finds words of a phrase that are not next to each other. Maximum distance in this example is 5 words
range search date:{20050501 TO 20050531} Searches for messages posted between 1st May 2005 and 31st May 2005 (exclusive)
date:[20050501 TO 20050531] Searches for messages posted between 1st May 2005 and 31st May 2005 (inclusive)
relevance important^4 document Set boost factor of the term "important" to 4. Default boost factor is 1
"important document"^4 "search engine" You can set boost factor for phrases too
OR operator important document "OR" is the default operator
important OR document The message must contain either "important" or "document"
AND operator important AND document The message must contain both words
+ operator important +document The message must contain "document" and may contain "important"
NOT/- operator -important document The message must contain "document" but not "important"
grouping (important OR office) AND document Use parentheses for expression grouping
from:(Einstein OR Newton) Parentheses work with fields as well

Prohibited queries

Query Example Notes
wildcards at the beginning of a term ?ocument, *ocument
common words a, the, and Common words are not indexed
special characters: + - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ " ~ * ? : \ \+, \: Use a backslash to escape the special characters