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Tips and Tricks for Searching in the Flexera Community

Tips and Tricks for Searching in the Flexera Community

The Flexera community search bar allows you to search for knowledge base articles, forum questions, product announcements, and more. The community allows for advanced searching to enable you to find what you need. The Flexera community supports the following search operators and modifiers. 

Search Modifiers: 

  • Quotes to search for all of the words within the quotes.
  • The plus sign to search for +one or more words.
  • The minus sign to -exclude that exact word from your search.

The plus and the minus sign need a leading space before the symbol. 

Search Operators: 

  • Boolean Operators
  • Wildcards
You can find out more about the specific operators, and how they work below.
The scope of your search can also be limited by product, and type of content. You can scope your search by using the various drop downs beneath the search bar. 
  • For example, if you are looking for Data Platform knowledge base articles, you use the Location dropdown to select Flexera Community > Data Platform > Data Platform knowledge base, to limit your search.

The Flexera community is also web searchable, and many of our knowledge base articles and forum posts can be found from your favorite search engine. 

What is a boolean operator?

Boolean operators are used in keyword searches to combine or exclude search terms. The Flexera community supports the basic boolean operators OR and AND. The search booleans are case sensitive and must be in capital letters, with leading and trailing spaces to work. 

  1. OR: The OR operator matches documents where either term exists in the text of a single document. This operator is used by default. 
    • To search for articles and posts that contain either migration or upgrade, use the query migration upgrade, or migration OR upgrade.
  2. AND: The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist in the text of a single
    document. 
    • To search for articles and posts containing migration and database use the query migration AND database.

What is a wildcard search?

Wildcards are used as a placeholder for any sequence of characters or words. You can use
single character or multiple character wildcards within single terms (not within phrase
queries).

  1. To perform a single character wildcard search use the ? symbol. 
    • For example, to search for text or test you can use the search te?t.
  2. To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the * symbol.
    • For example, to search for test, tests or tester you can use the search test*.

 

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