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Database quick guides: ECCO

ECCO

ECCO

DESCRIPTION

EXAMPLES

Searching different variations of a word by using Advanced Search (Fuzzy Search)

In option Low, the search is only slightly fuzzy.

In option High, the search is fuzzier.

Fuzzy Search cannot have truncation symbols.

harbor [Low] -> harbor, harbour

harbor [High]-> harbor, harbour, Harper, Harben

Finding variations of a word

Truncation and wildcards

Asterisk (*) replaces 0...n symbols.

Question mark (?) replaces one symbol.

Exclamation point (!) replaces 0 symbols or 1 symbols.

creat* -> creature, creation, create, creating, creator jne.
 

defen?e ->defense, defence
 

product! -> product, products [ei: productive, productivity]
colo!r -> color, colour

Phrases

Quotation marks are put around phrases.

Truncation symbols cannot be used.

"new world"

"war and peace"

Boolean operators

Operator AND limits the search by searching with multiple search terms.

war and peace -> both words have to be included in the search result

Operator OR searches alternatives.

war or peace -> either or or both can be found
 

NOT is an unconditional operation

war not peace -> the word ‘war’ has to be included in the search result but ‘peace’ cannot be in it

Parentheses can be used to determine the order of precedence because parentheses are always processed first.

(race or colo!r) and discriminat*

Proximity operators

With operator Nn words can be in either order.

Writing two words consecutively = n4.

grammar* n5 latin*

 With Operator Wn the order is definite.

share* w3 value* -> shares of equal value etc.

Links

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