NOTWILD

The NOTWILD field specifier (case sensitive) allows you to find documents in which at least one instance of the specified field contains a value that does not match the specified wildcard string.

If there are one or more instances of a particular field in the document, the document returns as long as at least one instance does not contain the specified string, even if another instance of the field does match. The document does not return if all instances of the specified fields contain the specified string.

If the query does not contain any wildcard characters (? or *) then the NOTWILD field specifier acts in the same way as the NOTMATCH field specifier.

NOTE:

You can optimize the field specifier speed by restricting the field to the MatchType property type.

Format

FieldText=NOTWILD{yourStrings}:yourFields
yourStrings

One or more strings containing wildcards. A document returns only if at least one instance of one of yourFields does not contain any of these strings. You can specify strings that contain punctuation (but see Note) or consist of several words.

NOTE:

To distinguish query syntax punctuation from punctuation within strings, double-percent-encode commas and curly braces within strings. Query syntax punctuation must be left unencoded. There must be no space before or after a separator comma.

yourFields Type one or more fields. A document returns only if it contains one of these fields, and if the value in at least one instance of the field does not contain any of yourStrings. Separate multiple fields with colons (:). There must be no space before or after a colon.

Example

FieldText=NOTWILD{passi*incarnata}:Climbers:Plants

At least one instance of the Climbers or Plants field must contain a value which does not contain a phrase that begins with passi and ends with incarnata (for example, passionflower incarnata or passiflora incarnata) for this document to return as a result.

For example, if a document contains only:

#DREFIELD Climbers="passiflora incarnata"

or

#DREFIELD Climbers="passiflora incarnata"
#DREFIELD Plants="passionflower incarnata"

Then it is not returned as a result.

However, if the document contains:

#DREFIELD Climbers="passiflora incarnata"
#DREFIELD Plants="passionflower incarnata"
#DREFIELD Climbers="bindweed"

Then it returns, as one of the Climbers fields contains a value that does not match the wildcard string passi*incarnata.

NOTE:

If you want to find documents in which the specified string is not present in any instance of the specified field, use the WILD specifier with the Boolean operator NOT.

For example, FieldText=NOT+WILD{passi*incarnata}:Climbers does not return any documents that have a Climbers field with a phrase that begins with passi and ends with incarnata, even if there are other Climbers fields with different values.

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