Boolean criteria

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You can create any and all searches that are more complex by using Boolean operations in the search criteria. To specify these operations, you use the plus and minus signs:

  • A plus sign (+) prefixed to a search term means returned objects must contain that term.
  • A minus sign (-) prefixed to a search term means returned objects cannot contain that term.

You can use plus signs and minus signs on multiple terms, with or without wildcards, and in any order. When used with a quoted term, the symbol comes before the opening quotation mark.

Boolean criteria in any searches

The table below describes how Boolean criteria work in any searches.

Symbol Description Examples
Plus sign (+) Works like a logical AND. All returned objects must include the term with the plus sign.

Search terms: +chief +executiveSearch results: Objects that contain both chief AND executive

This is equivalent to an all search using the same terms without plus signs.

Search terms: +chief +executive officerSearch results: Objects that contain both chief AND executive, regardless of whether they contain officer.
Minus sign (-) Works like a logical NOT. Returned objects cannot include the term with the minus sign. Search term: -officerSearch results: Objects that do NOT contain officer
Search terms: +chief +executive -officerSearch results: Objects that contain both chief AND executive and do NOT contain officer
Search terms: chief executive -officer Search results: Objects that contain chief or executive and do NOT contain officer

Boolean criteria in all searches

The table below describes how Boolean criteria work in all searches.

Symbol Description Examples
Plus sign (+) Works like a logical AND. Returned objects must include the term with the plus sign.

Search terms: +chief +executiveSearch results: Objects that contain both chief AND executive

This is equivalent to an all search with the same terms without plus signs.

Search terms: +chief +executive officer Search results: Objects that contain chief AND executive AND officer
Minus sign (-) Works like a logical NOT. Returned objects cannot include the term with the minus sign. Search term: -officer Search results: Objects that do NOT contain officer
Search terms: +chief +executive -officer Search results: Objects that contain both chief AND executive and do NOT contain officer
Search terms: chief executive -officer Search results: Objects that contain both chief AND executive and do NOT contain officer