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Old 01-03-2008, 12:43 PM
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wildcard searches

I am looking for items that contain the string "*".
So I use advanced search:

(Item) "matches wildcard"[*]

but eventhough there are items containing * and **, none show up. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:57 PM
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Try the search against the (Item Text) attribute and this change.


(Item Text) "matches wildcard" *[*]
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:06 PM
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not *[*] nor [*]* nor *[*]* works

thanks for the reply. I tried all these different ways. Nothing.
Even [?] which should find a single question mark in items and their attributes returns the empty search set.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:20 PM
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uhmm...

I created two text Items, each of which contains the following text string in the Detail Pane of the Item:

This file contains *

and

This file contains **

both Items were returned in the Search Results, see screen shot:
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:32 PM
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YES -> ItemText

Thanks Ashwken!
They key is to pick the ItemText field. If you pick (Item) it wont do it.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:33 PM
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To search for items whose text contains a *, use

Item Text matches wildcard *[*]*

Note that Item Text, not (Item), must be specified to perform an extended phrase search (since * is not a keyworded symbol).
http://www.ultrarecall.com/Manual/phrasesearch.htm
[*] will only match on text exactly equal to *
*[*] will only match on text ending with *
http://www.ultrarecall.com/Manual/matcheswildcard.htm
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:45 PM
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Kinook,

Thanks for the clarification, this is helpful.
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