How to Search Using the OR Modifier

By John Bald

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*All searches will look for matches in both the title and the content of the file and are not case sensitive

Step 1: The OR Modifier

The OR modifier is used to broaden search results by satisfying either or any of the search conditions

The modifier must be typed in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS 


Step 2: Using the OR Modifier

To search using the OR modifier use the following syntax below

The OR Modifier syntax

You can use more than one OR condition in a search query

e.g. parameter OR parameter OR parameter OR parameter....etc.

Just note that the search will return all documents that satisfy at least one of the search parameters even if it doesn't satisfy the others 

Step 3:The Search Results

Here is an example of a search result using a phrase parameter, and a custom index field value, and the OR modifier:

"karen long" OR

OR Search Results

As you can see, the search results returned documents that have the classification of invoice, as well as documents that do not have that classification which will contain the phrase "Karen Long"


Next Steps: 

Learn more about searching with Shinydocs Discovery Search, a web application that can be made available to all users within your organization

Oh, and of course feel free to reach out to us if you want to talk learn more about search and the Shinydocs Discovery Desktop

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