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By default, the users search engine uses an AND operator between the search criteria that appear in the search field. All search results will contain both criteria. For example, entering
john smith
returns all users containing both
john
and
smith
. For a basic search, the system looks for matches in the user's display name, last name, first name, and username.
To use an OR operator, separate the search criteria by a comma in the search field. For example, entering
john,smith
returns all users containing
john
, or
smith
, or both.
To search for an exact string, enclose the search criteria in quotes. For example, entering
"smith,john"
returns only users containing the exact string
smith,john
.
Each criteria pill under the Search field has an AND relationship to other criteria. For example, if you have two existing pills,
John
and
jSmith
and then enter the search string
Smith
in the Search field and click the Search icon, all search results will contain
John
,
jsmith
, and
Smith
in at least one of the following fields: display name, first name, last name, or username.
In Advanced Searches, when multiple attributes are included in a search, you can select the AND or OR operator. AND is selected by default. The AND/OR operator applies within a search condition and between multiple search conditions. For example, if AND is selected, and the search conditions
Last Name starts with smi
and
First name contains joh
are entered, both conditions must be met for a username to appear in the search results. When OR is selected, users with any of the conditions appear in the search results.
The search engine matches any set of letters or numbers anywhere in a word or ID. For example, a search for
man
returns values such as Manager, Germany, and John Hilman, and a search for
134
returns 134506, 721349, and 863134.
The search is not case-sensitive. For example, searching for
Man
or
man
, produces the same results.
Wildcards are not supported in searches.