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Overview of Searching Zones and Fields

Structured documents, like Web pages using HTML, contain zones and fields that can be searched in addition to the contents of the body of the document.

Examples of Searching Zones and Fields

Click on a search term to find a more detailed explanation.

Search Term
Finds Documents That Contain…
(public) <IN> title
Stemmed variations of the word public in the title zone
title <CONTAINS> public
Only the word public in the title field
DATE = 3-23-97
The date March 23, 1997 in the date field *
DATE > 3-23-97
A date after March 23, 1997 in the date field *
dangerous AND (DATE > 3-23-97)
Both the word dangerous in the text and a date after March 23, 1997 in the date field *

* The date field must be defined for this product otherwise the search will not produce any results. This field is not defined for all products.

Tip

Depending on how the collection has been defined, a region of text can be only a zone, or it can be both a field and a zone. A region of text must first be defined as a zone in order to be a field.

For the above examples, the title of the document has been defined as both a zone and field.

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