AND Operator ( + )
When constructing a search query, multiple terms can be combined using the AND operator (AND must be entered in uppercase). Search results will be compiled which include all the terms which are combined using AND Examples:
- materials AND testing
- supersonic AND "wind tunnel"
Note, the plus character ( + ) can be used instead of AND Examples:
- supersonic+"wind tunnel"
To broaden the results returned from a search query, the OR operator can be used (OR must be entered in uppercase). Search results will contain entries which match on either term which is combined using OR Example:
AND NOT Operator ( - )
To exclude terms from the search result, use the AND NOT operator (AND NOT must be entered in uppercase). Search results will include the first term must but never the second. Example:
- logic AND NOT fuzzy - searches for instances of 'logic' where 'fuzzy' is not found
Note, the minus character ( - ) can be used instead of AND NOT Example:
Use double quotes to specify an exact phrase to search for Example:
- "impact tester for plastics" - would NOT match on impact tester for wood and plastics
Prefix Search using ( * )
One can search for words which begin with a specific prefix using the * operator Example:
- str* - will find all words beginning with 'str' such as 'structures' and 'stroke'
Multiple Search Terms
When the search query consists of multiple terms which are not combined using logical operators, the TecQuipment search engine assumes that AND should be used and compiles results which include ALL
The search query "bending of beams
" is equivalent to "bending AND of AND beams