Wildcard searching in TRIM

Searching for a document in TRIM and not sure of its exact title?

Using a wildcard might help.

  • The asterisk wildcard ( * ) represents one or more unknown characters.   So, if you search for ‘bank*’ you will retrieve records containing the words bank, banks, banking, and other words that start with bank.
  • The question mark wildcard ( ? ) represents a single unknown character.  This can be particularly handy when searching for words with alternative spellings – e.g. if you search for ‘organi?ation’, the search will retrieve records containing organisation and organization.

You can use wildcard searching in text-based fields (e.g. Title and Notes), but not in date, time, or numeric fields.

Vanessa Tedesco
Upper Riccarton Library

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