Help for fultext searching

Quick help for experienced users

connect
- Finds all documents containing the word "connect" with any prefixes and/or suffixes, e.g. "unconnecting".

connecting cable
- Finds all documents containing the phrase "connecting cable", but not for example "connecting or linking cable".

"connect"
- Finds all documents containing the word "connect", but not its derived forms like "connected".

"connecting cable"
- Finds all documents containing the phrase "connecting cable", but not for example "connecting or linking cable".

cable and "connecting"
- Finds all documents containing the string "cable" (also words such as "cables", "cabled" etc.) and "connecting" at the same time.

"cable" and "connecting"
- Finds all documents containing the word "cable" and the word "connecting" at the same time.

Basic rules for searching
* The Search feature is not case-sensitive - i.e. there's no difference between cable and CABLE.
* The Search feature recognizes extended characters: If you enter fiancee, only documents containing the word fiancee will be found, but not documents containing the word fiancée (and vice versa).
* If you enter connecting cable, all documents containing the words connecting and cable will be found.
* If you want to find all documents containing the phrase "connecting cable", it has to be enclosed in quotation marks.
* You can use the asterisk convention as necessary (e.g. if you enter *cable*, you will find documents containing words such as cables, cabled etc.).

Searching can sometimes be a relatively demanding operation and you may need a few attempts to get the desired results. As sorting huge amounts of information and searching for a specific item can be rather complex, it's possible that the required information won't be found at once even if it's available. You may enter a query that the Search feature won't be able to analyze or the database searched may not have been indexed. If your search returns too many results and you don't find it worthwhile to go through all of them, it may be possible to narrow your search by means of other criteria.

Some tips for your search
* Start with a simple search by entering a single word
Let's assume that you want to find documents regarding cables, their relations to sockets, the way they are connected and how sockets are to be mounted. And you know for sure such documents exist. You first try to find the word "cable". If there are too many results, you can add words such as "socket", "connection" and "mounting" (separated with the AND operator). This search will find documents containing all the words entered.
* Use specific input
You should use words that are likely to occur only in the required documents. If you search for "patch", the number of results will be lower than if you look for "cable" and the results will be closer to what you want.
* Use quotation marks to look for exact phrases
If you enter "Patch cables are suitable for", this exact phrase will be found. Also, when using single spaces between words, only texts with the same word order will be returned as results.
* Consider the number of results returned
If there are too many or too few results, you should try to specify the query in a different way. If there are too many results, try using the AND operator. If there are too few results, try shortening the search expression.