Blue Moon Camera Inventory Search Tips

+ A leading plus sign indicates that this word must be present in each row that is returned.

- A leading minus sign indicates that this word must not be present in any of the rows that are returned.

(no operator) By default (when neither + nor - is specified) the word is optional.

( ) Parentheses group words into subexpressions. Parenthesized groups can be nested.

* The asterisk serves as the truncation (or wildcard) operator.

" A phrase that is enclosed within double quote (""") characters matches only rows that contain the phrase literally, as it was typed.

The following examples demonstrate some search strings that use boolean full-text operators:

'apple banana'
Find rows that contain at least one of the two words.

'+apple +juice'
Find rows that contain both words.

'+apple macintosh'
Find rows that contain the word "apple", but rank rows higher if they also contain "macintosh".

'+apple -macintosh'
Find rows that contain the word "apple" but not "macintosh".

'+apple ~macintosh'
Find rows that contain the word "apple", but if the row also contains the word "macintosh", rate it lower than if row does not. This is "softer" than a search for '+apple -macintosh', for which the presence of "macintosh" causes the row not to be returned at all.

'apple*'
Find rows that contain words such as "apple", "apples", "applesauce", or "applet".

'"some words"'
Find rows that contain the exact phrase "some words" (for example, rows that contain "some words of wisdom" but not "some noise words"). Note that the """ characters that enclose the phrase are operator characters that delimit the phrase. They are not the quotes that enclose the search string itself.