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Complex searches

Combining search operators is a powerful way to restrict search results and really drill down through the data to find what you want. Here are some examples of complex searches created by combining operators:

It is also possible to combine different operators in a complex search, but you need to clearly group the parts of the search string that go with each operator or the search engine will not process your request correctly. For examples the search string

bee AND pesticide OR colony AND collapse

could be parsed in a few of different ways including:

The search string

bee AND pesticide OR colony AND collapse

will not return predictable results.

Searching for exact matches in complex searches also requires careful construction of the search string to get the desired results. For example if you wanted to search for everything that had to do with either a university degree or a high school diploma the following search strings would give you completely different results: