Search Operators

You can precisely define your search by providing a connection between the search expressions in your query. To do so, use the AND, OR, NEAR, and NOT operators, as described in the following table. If no operator is specified, AND is used.

Search For Example Result
Both terms in the same topic software AND metering Topics containing both the words "software" and "metering."
Either term in the topic software OR metering Topics containing either the word "software" or "metering."
Both terms in the same topic close together

software NEAR metering

Topics that contain the word "software" within eight words of the word "metering."

The first term without the second term

software NOT metering

Topics containing the word "software" but not the word "metering."

Note    The |, &, and ! characters are not permitted. You must use OR, AND, and NOT.

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