Search wildcards are special characters that can be used in a search query. They are useful for finding results that match a specific pattern or for dealing with spelling variations or incomplete information.
Wildcard searches can be run on individual terms, using “?” to replace a single character.
Really helpful when you are not sure about spelling. Instead of looking twice or more, try to replace an uncertain letter with a question mark. You can use it multiple times in one query.
If there are more characters (or even zero) you need to replace, use “*”. It works when you know only the beginning or the end of the phrase.
Use quotation marks to exclude synonyms and get exact phrase you need to find.
Example: “KanBo is”
You can run fuzzy queries using the “~” operator. It helps to find an answer even if the search term is inaccurate or misspelled.
With a plus sign you can specify those words that must necessarily be included in the search results.
Example: event +meeting
In the same way, using the minus sign, you can specify words that cannot be found.
Use boolean operators before the search word. All words without boolean operators are optional.
Examples: user guide -new
When you are interested only in outcomes containing both words.
Example: important AND meeting
Use it to get results related to the first, the second or both phrases.
Example: CV OR resume
Proximity search "x y" ~z
Useful when you want to narrow down your query. After the “~” operator, specify the space between words. Proximity limitation helps to avoid search results with words spread in unrelated documents, notes, comments etc.
The word order doesn’t matter.
- “digital conference” ~2
- “leaflet logos” ~4
What are the options to specify my search results?
Try to use search filters to narrow down your search results. You can use search commands to precise your query. Change search sorting if the date is significant in this query.
Can I use KanBo Search in only one specific board?
Yes, you can limit your scope to current board by ticking the box on the right.
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