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Tips for Searching
Below are some tips for using the AltaVista search engine in DataWeb.

Simple Search Syntax

To search for a phrase, enclose it in quotes. You can use the plus sign to include a word or phrase in the results, or the minus sign to exclude it. For example, the following search string returns records that contain both the phrase "data table" and the word "lookup":

"data table" + lookup

Searching with Wildcards

You can use the following wildcard characters in your search string. Note that a wildcard must be preceded by at least three characters, or an error will occur. For example, "app*" is a valid search string, but "ap*" is not.

Wildcard Description
Asterisk (*) After three or more characters, will search for matches in up to five characters.
Question Mark (?) After three specified characters, will match exactly one more character.
Double Asterisk (**) After three or more characters, will search for matches in an unlimited number of trailing characters.

Search String Case

The AltaVista index stores each word in two forms: in its original case (upper case or proper case) and as lower case. In general, searching with lower case works best unless you're looking for a particular acronym or name.

Boolean Search Syntax

AltaVista supports the following keywords in Boolean searches:

BEFORE
AFTER
ATLEAST
AND
OR
NOT
NEAR
WITHIN

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