Using Time-Saving Search Operators

Using Time-Saving Search Operators

On February 18, 2013, Posted by , In Aviation,Fleet Management,Healthcare,Industry,IT Asset Management,Maven,Maximo, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Using Time-Saving Search Operators

Search Operators

Definition: A search operator is a symbol or word that represents an action to be performed on the values on either side of it.

When you’re in an application’s list tab, and you want to get a narrow search result – hopefully one where the item you’re looking for will be on one page, use these guidelines when entering terms in search fields. This tip can save you the time it takes to scroll through many pages of search results.

Use the following operators on fields when conducting searches:

Place the = (equal sign) before a word or number to find only records that match that value exactly.

Example: =APPR will find only APPR records

Place the > (greater than sign) before a word or number to find records greater than that value.

Example: >6/13/2012 will find records after the date.

Place the < (less than) sign before a word or number to find records less than that value.

Example: <6/13/2012 will find records before the date.

Often, the % (percent symbol) is used as a wild card. When placed before or after a word or number, the meaning is to search for the value and whatever may precede or follow it.

Of course there are other operators and ways to search which go beyond the scope of a “quick tip”. Just send us an Email if you’d like assistance with your Maximo searching.

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