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Searching for Terms in Fields

Field searching is useful when you believe that limiting your search to a particular field will produce more accurate search results.

Depending on how the collection has been defined, a region of text can be only a zone, or it can be both a field and a zone. A region of text must first be defined as a zone in order to be a field.


shots/sea90000.gif  If document fields have been defined for the collection you are searching, you can use the CONTAINS operator to search for terms in fields.

shots/sea90000.gif   Like other relational operators, the CONTAINS operator accepts words, phrases, and wildcards, but it does not accept nonalphanumeric characters like hyphens.

shots/sea90000.gif   Finds the exact match of the search term only.

For example, if you are looking for information on the packaging of materials, you can issue this query to search for public in the title field.

Finds the exact matches of the search term.


Field searches require an exact match of the query term to appear in the results list. In contrast, zone searches can find documents containing stemmed variations of the search term if it is not enclosed in double quotation marks.

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