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Operators in Full-Text Searches: AND, OR, NOT, and NEAR

5/10/2007

With the AND, OR, NOT, and NEAR operators, you can refine your search. The following table shows how to use each of these operators.

Search item Example Results

Both terms in the same topic

dib AND palette

- or -

dib & palette

Topics containing both the words dib and palette.

Either term in a topic

raster OR vector

Topics containing either the word raster or the word vector.

The first term without the second term

ole NOT dde

Topics containing the word OLE but not the word DDE.

Both terms in the same topic, close together

user NEAR kernel

Topics containing the word user within eight words of the word kernel.

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