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Learn how to use wildcards and proximity characters


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Hello everyone,

Wildcards and proximity characters allow you to broaden search scope or look for terms that are in a degree of closeness to each other.

  • Use an asterisk (*) as a substitute for zero or more characters—cannot use as first character.
  • Use the question mark (?) as a substitute for a single character—cannot use as first character.
  • Use the tilde (~) after a word to find words that differ by one character (added, removed or substituted) from the search term.
  • Use the tilde (~) followed by a number to finds words that are within a specified word distance from each other.

However, please note that wildcards can only be used for single terms, not phrases.

I hope this helps you all,


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