Using regular expressions in the search field

April 17, 2023

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You can use the following regular expressions in the search field to search for specific words and characters:

  • *. Replaces any sequence of characters. To search for such words as Server, Servers, or Server room, enter the Server* expression in the search field.
  • ?. Replaces any single character. To search for such words as Word or Ward, enter the W?rd expression in the search field.

    Text in the search field cannot begin with a question mark (?).

  • [<range>]. Replaces any single character from a specified range or set. To search for any numeral, enter the [0-9] expression in the search field. To search for one of the characters—a, b, c, d, e, or f—enter the [abcdef] expression in the search field.

Use the following regular expressions in the search field to run a full-text search:

  • Space. The result is all devices whose descriptions contain any of the listed words. For example, to search for a phrase that contains the word "Secondary" or "Virtual" (or both these words), enter the Secondary Virtual expression in the search field.
  • Plus sign (+), AND, or &&. When a plus sign precedes a word, all search results will contain this word. For example, to search for a phrase that contains both the word "Secondary" and the word "Virtual", you can enter any of the following expressions in the search field: +Secondary+Virtual, Secondary AND Virtual, Secondary && Virtual.
  • OR or ||. When placed between two words, it indicates that one word or the other can be found in the text. To search for a phrase that contains either the word "Secondary" or the word "Virtual", you can enter any of the following expressions in the search field: Secondary OR Virtual, Secondary || Virtual.
  • Minus sign (-). When a minus sign precedes a word, no search results will contain this word. To search for a phrase that must contain such word as Secondary and must not contain such word as Virtual, you must enter the +Secondary-Virtual expression in the search field.
  • "<some text>". Text enclosed in quotation marks must be present in the text. To search for a phrase that contains such word combination as Secondary Server, you must enter the "Secondary Server" expression in the search field.

Full-text search is available in the following filtering blocks:

  • In the event list filtering block, by the Event and Description columns.
  • In the user account filtering block, by the Name column.
  • In the applications registry filtering block, by the Name column, if the Show in list section has no grouping selected as the filtering criterion.

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