Search Types

Search Options Available in ESI Analyst

Overview on Searching 

For a general overview on navigation, search fields, case sensitivity, wildcards, fuzziness, and boolean operators:

Has the Word or Phrase

Highlight hits that match the searched word or phrase verbatim. 
Has the Word or Phrase does not search for special characters or wildcards.

Has Any of the Words (OR), Has All of the Words (AND)

ESI Analyst's supports the following single query strings:
Any of the words/phrases (OR) - searches for all of the individual words in a search term.
All of the words/phrases (AND) - searches for any of the words entered.

Boolean operators in the single query strings must be capitalized and written in word format (OR, AND).

Quote marks, wildcards, and special characters can be used in both single query strings.

Supported characters:
=      &     ~     
!      *      ?
:      ^      "
{ }      (  )      | |
\ /      > <      [ ]

+ and - are not supported by the two search types.

To learn more about quote marks, wildcards, and special characters, please visit this article: 

Starts With/Ends With the Word

Highlights messages in which the searched term appears at the beginning or end of a field or filepath. 
Does not search for special characters.

ESI Analyst's engine is Apache Lucene. We support common standards but we do not support line endings (^ and $).

The following characters are reserved as operators: . ? + * | { } [ ] ( ) " \ # @ & < > ~

To use one of these characters literally, escape it with a preceding backlash or surround it with double quotes.
Eg:
\@ renders as a literal '@'
\\ renders as a literal '\'

Patterns include special characters in sequence to derive results from the content.
For more information on Regular Expression syntax, visit this article:

Full Query String

The Full Query String is ESI Analyst's most powerful and inclusive search type.

Unlike the single query strings, full query string also allows you to use plus and minus signs as Boolean operators (+, -). 

Supports quote marks, single and multiple character wildcards, boolean operators, and fuzziness.

Full Query String special characters include:
+      -      =
&     ~      !      *
?      :      ^      "
{ }      (  )      | |
\ /      > <      [ ]

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