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Search Features

Search features such as fuzzy searching, stemming, phonic searching, regular expressions, etc.

Search terms may include the following special characters:

Character
Meaning
?
matches any character
*
matches any number of characters
%
#
phonic search
~
&
~~
:
##

All of these special characters, except for ? and *, can be modified using the Options object. You can also enable search features an entire search request through search flags in the search job.

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