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Filtering Items Using Query Keywords

You can use the following query keywords only in DAV Searching and Locating (DASL) queries. Keywords are case-insensitive. Microsoft Jet does not support any query keywords.

  • ci_startwith and ci_phrasematch

    These content indexer keywords provide prefix and phrase matching respectively for items in an indexed store. For example, the following DASL query creates a filter for last name starting with "Smith" and uses a content indexer keyword to return the results:

    criteria = "@SQL=" & Chr(34) _ 
    & "urn:schemas:contacts:sn" & Chr(34) _ 
    & " ci_startswith 'Smith'"
    

    The following DASL query creates a filter for last name being exactly "Smith" and uses a content indexer keyword to return the results:

    criteria = "@SQL=" & Chr(34) _ 
    & "urn:schemas:contacts:sn" & Chr(34) _ 
    & " ci_phrasematch 'Smith'"
    
  • Is Null

    Evaluates if a property is null. Returns True if the property is null and False if the property is not null.

    Is Null operations are useful to determine if a date property has been set or if a string property is empty. If the date is null, the local time value of the date will be equal to 1/1/4501.

    The syntax of Is Null is as follows:

    [PropertyName] IS NULL
    

    where PropertyName is the name of a property referenced by namespace.

    You can combine the Is Null keywords with the Not operator to evaluate if a property is not null.

    The following DASL query retrieves all contacts where the custom property Order Date is not null and the CompanyName property is exactly Microsoft:

    criteria = "@SQL=" & "(NOT(" _ 
    & Chr(34) & "http://schemas.microsoft.com/mapi/string/" _ 
    & "{00020329-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}/Order%20Date" & Chr(34) _ 
    & " IS NULL) AND " _ & Chr(34) & "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office#Company" 
    & Chr(34) _ & " = 'Microsoft')"
    

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