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Asterisk function

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Doing Text Search Queries it would be extremely useful if it was possible to use asterisk not just like this:

 

work*

or

w*k

 

But also like this

*work

(results would include words like wonderwork)

Especially when analysing material in a language with a lot of compounds.

 

Edit: same thing with ? function.

 

Try

?reat

or

*reat

and a dialog says Invalid text search item.

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Hello Venne and MM1967,

 

NVivo currently uses a full text search engine similiar to those used by web search engines. This engine does not allow for wildcards to be used as the first character of a search, as described in Text Search: Special Characters and Operators. There are some changes coming to Text Search functionality in NVivo 9 and details will be released in the coming months.

 

Regards

Adam

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