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Special Query Capability
Sample Usage
Description
Basic Operators
Query Terms

star wars episode 3

moon*

blue la*e (matches lake, lace, lame, ...)

 

Note: Note a "*" may be used as a wildcard within a term, but not in the beginning of any word.

Exclude Query Term

green shirt -polo    (no polo)

green shirt -polo -t-shirt    (no polo, no t-shirt)

Sometimes what you're searching for has more results than what you're willing to see.  For example, the term "green shirt " results in a variety of green shirts. You can exclude a word from your search by putting a minus sign ("-") immediately in front of the term you want to exclude from the search results.
Phrase Search "harry potter book"

harry/potter/book

harry-potter-book

black "leather jacket"

Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks or connecting them with slashes or hyphens. Words marked in this way will appear together in all results exactly as you have entered them. Phrase searches are especially useful when searching for famous sayings or proper names.

Boolean OR Search vacation aruba OR barbados The Ink Search supports the Boolean "OR" operator. To retrieve pages that include either word A or word B, use an uppercase OR between terms.
Query Modifiers (Search Tags)
NOTE: Most of the query modifiers below can be negated by immediately preceding the modifier with a "-", the Ink's exclusion operator.
Price Range Filtering

price:0

price:1000

price:0 to 100

shoes price:10 to 450

If your query contains the term, "price:", the Ink Search will restrict the results to those products or parcels whose price is a certain number or within a certain range.
Region Restricted Search region:"New Caledonia"

-region:Apfelland*

Search only within a specific region by entering your query followed by the string "region:" followed by a region name.

Search excluding one or more specific regions, by using the exclusion operator "-".

Parcel Restricted Search

parcel:sarah parcel:nerd

type:product parcel:"sarah nerd"

Search only within a specific parcel by entering your query followed by the string "parcel:" followed by a word in the parcel name.

Type Restricted Search

type:product

type:place

type:sim

type:notecard

If you prepend "type:" to a query term, the Ink Search will restrict the results to documents of that type.  Note there can be no space between the "type:" and the following word.

There are currently four type of documents: product, place, sim, and notecard.

Title Search title:weasel If you prepend "title:" to a query term, the Ink Search will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the title.  Note there can be no space between the "title:" and the following word.
Description Search description:weasel If you prepend "description:" to a query term, the Ink Search will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the description.  Note there can be no space between the "description:" and the following word.
Extra Search

extra:weasel

type:notecard extra:role extra:playing

If you prepend "extra:" to a query term, the Ink Search will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the extra field.  Note there can be no space between the "extra:" and the following word.

A particularly useful combination is searching for terms occurring in the extra field for notecard documents. Notecard text is stored in the extra field.

 

Default Search

By default, the Ink Search returns results that include all of your search terms. There is no need to include "AND" between terms. The order in which the terms are typed may affect the search results. To restrict a search further, just include more terms. The Ink Search ignores common words and characters such as "where" and "how" and "the", because they slow down your search without improving the results.

Special Characters

By default, all non-alphanumeric characters that are included in a search query are treated as query term separators (just like space characters).  The only exceptions to this rule are the following characters: double quote mark ("), plus sign (+), minus sign (hyphen) (-)). These special characters correspond to search features listed below.

 

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