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DA Search Term examples

Created: 25 Nov 2013 • Updated: 02 Dec 2013 | 5 comments
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How do I do a "And\OR" search in DA? What if the term has multiple words, do I need to put in quotes?

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Patti Rodgers's picture

Have you looked at the Effective Searching whitepaper? It's absolutely excellent:  http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH88031

 

And/Or searching is covered on pages 24 and 25.  For a phrase if you put the phrase in quotes it will return only results with that exact set of words in that order.

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EV_Ajay's picture
  • Place the plus sign (+) in front of a word or phrase to connect it to every other word or phrase on the line with a Boolean AND condition. This sign instructs Discovery Accelerator to treat the specified word or phrase as required criteria. For example, the following search string means "(server AND test) OR (group AND test) OR (cluster AND test)":

    [Any Of] server group +test cluster

    In the following example, the search string means "(server AND test AND group) OR (cluster AND test AND group)"

    [Any Of] server +group +test cluster
  • Place the minus sign (-) in front of a word or phrase to connect it to every other word or phrase on the line with a Boolean AND NOT condition. This sign instructs Discovery Accelerator to exclude from the result set those results that match the other search criteria and contain the excluded term. For example, the following search string means "(server AND NOT test) OR (group AND NOT test) OR (cluster AND NOT test)":

    [Any Of] server group -test cluster

    In the following example, the search string means "(server AND cluster AND (group AND NOT test))":

    [All Of] server
             cluster
             group -test

    A search term cannot comprise an excluded word or phrase only. When you specify such words or phrases, you must also specify a positive word or phrase that you want to appear in the search results.

 

Thanks,

Ajay

EV_Ajay's picture
  • To search for a phrase, enclose the words in quotation marks.

    For example, you can search for all items whose subject lines contain the phrase "organizational changes" by defining a search term like this one:

    SUBJ: "organizational changes"

    Discovery Accelerator considers the file names of message attachments to be their subjects. So, the preceding search term finds both items that contain the phrase "organizational changes" in their subject lines and attachments that have this phrase in their file names.

  • If you type multiple words on the same line, Discovery Accelerator finds all items that contain any of the words or phrases on the line.

    Note that you must separate all the words in the search term with spaces. The following search term does not return the expected results because there is no space between words the "changes" and "license" - and consequently Discovery Accelerator searches for items that contain one or more of the following words: "organizational", "changeslicense", and "agreements".

    SUBJ: "organizational changes""license agreements"

    Similarly, the search terms license;agreements and license; agreements differ because, in the second case, a space follows the semicolon. The presence of the space causes Discovery Accelerator to find the items that contain either word, whereas the absence of the space causes Discovery Accelerator to treat the search term as a phrase.

 

Thanks,

Ajay

EV_Ajay's picture

Hi,

Have you got time to test above settings. If you face issue please let me know.

 

Thanks,

Ajay

PD001's picture

I being asked to provide searches for following criteria,

Search String #1 has an query for within 4 words of the second criteria. 

 

Search string #!

(Search Term #1 or Search Term #2) w/4 (Search Term #3 or Search Term #4)

 

Search String #2

(Search Term #5 or Search Term #6) and (Search Term #7 or Search Term #8) and (Search Term #9 or Search Term #10 or Search Term #11) and (Search Term #12)