Initial, Medial, and Final Search Strings

There are three types of wildcard searches that are referenced throughout the documentation about construction search string queries. These wildcard searches are: initial-, medial-, and final-search strings. This topics describes these searches.

Initial Search Strings

Initial-search strings match a given set of characters at the beginning of a string, followed by a wildcard. For example, the initial-search string Act* would match "Active Directory".

Medial-Search Strings

Medial-search strings match a given set of characters in the middle of a string, preceded by and/or followed by a wildcard. The medial-search strings *Dir*, *ive*Dir*, and *ve*Dir*tor* would all match "Active Directory".

Final-search Strings

Final-search strings match a given set of characters at the end of a string, preceded by a wildcard. For example, the final-search string *ory would match "Active Directory".

 

 

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