Tips and Tricks for Searching Effectively in SharePoint 2010
This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.
Search for Cats AND Dogs, results are Cats as one result and Dogs as one results instead of "Cats and Dogs" as one result.
Search for Cats NOT Dogs, results are for Cats only.
Search for Cats OR Dogs, results will be returned for Cats, results will be returned for Dogs. Results will be mixed.
Search for NEAR Cats, results will return items above or below Cats items, not preserving the order of items.
Search for NEAR Cats, results will return items above or below Cats items, results are in order.
Search for Cats, results returned show synonyms such as Felines.
Search for Ca*, results will return any items starting with "Ca".
These are known as "Property Restrictions".
Defines a property
Author: John Smith
Defines an absolute property
Author= John Smith
Numerical refiner: Less than
Numerical refiner: Greater than
Numerical refiner: Less than or equal to
Numerical refiner: Greater than or equal to
Numerical refiner returns everything EXCEPT value
Returns results with exact phrase
You can use these Property Operators to refine your searching from the Get-Go!