Matrix™ Search Symbols

Liset Hanes

Asterisk (*) is for wildcard and can be used anywhere in the text

  • *end
  • start*
  • Start*end
  • *contains*

Exclamation/Bang (!) – used for exclusion

  • !happy (not happy exactly)
  • !happy* (not anything starting with happy)

Plus/minus  (+/-)

  • Used with date fields to get Days Back, i.e. 0-7 provides last 7 days.
  • Used with date fields to get items in future, such as Open Houses, i.e. 0+7 provides OH’s in next 7 days.
  • Used for ranges, i.e. 4-5 bedrooms.
  • Used for Greater than or equal to, i.e. 5+ returns more than or equal to 5.
  • Used for Less than or equal to, i.e. 5- returns less than or equal to 5

Comma – Used to allow multiple entries in search

  • 4, 5, 6-10
  • Bob, Mary
  • Smith, “Smith, Jr.”, Jones  (item with comma in the field should be enclosed in quotes)

Combining – You can combine the above items in one control, but be careful it isn’t so complex that nothing is in the results.

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