Boolean Search Tips

Running Simple Boolean Searches.

The logic behind running a Boolean search is very simple. Basically, by using words such as AND, OR, and AND NOT you can quickly cut through a database to find results that you are looking for.

AND Searches:

Java and JSF – this search will return everything that has these 2 words displayed in the data being searched.

OR Searches:

Java or JSF – this search will return everything that has one or the other work displayed in the data being searched.

AND NOT Searches:

Java AND NOT JSF – this search will return everything that has Java displayed in the results and does not have JSF as well in the data.

Phrase Searches:

Utilize “” when looking for a specific phrase – “Java Developers” this search will return all data that has the Java Developers phrase in the data.

Other Simple Boolean Search Methods:

Sten Word Searches:

Stem word searches allow you to pull words that contain the same bas stem. The operator for stem word searches is two asterisks(**)

Search for fly**
Using Boolean Search
The results would include “fly”, “flew”, “flown”, “flying” etc.

If you would like to ask me further advice on Boolean techniques, feel free to contact me in my office.

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Contact Information:

Ryan Mac Donald – Sr. Technical Consultant

Saigan Technologies
913-522-0179
ryan.macdonald@saigantech.com

 

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