Query Language

The following is an excerpt from the Microsoft Index Server Guide.

This list gives the rules for formulating queries:


Boolean and Proximity Operators

Boolean and proximity operators can create a more precise query.

To Search For Example Results
Both terms in the same page access and basic
Or
access & basic
Pages with both the words “access” and “basic”
Either term in a page cgi or isapi
Or
cgi | isapi
Pages with the words “cgi” or “isapi”
The first term without the second term access and not basic
Or
access & ! basic
Pages with the word “access” but not “basic”
Both terms in the same page, close together excel near project
Or
excel ~ project
Pages with the word “excel” near the word “project”


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