A query is broken up into terms and operators. There are two types of terms: Single Terms and Phrases.
A Single Term is a single word such as "" or "".
A Phrase is a group of words surrounded by double quotes such as "".
Confluence supports modifying query terms to provide a wide range of searching options.
Confluence supports single and multiple character wildcard searches.
To perform a single character wildcard search use the "" symbol.
To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the "" symbol.
The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for "" or "" you can use the search:
Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for , or you can use the search:
You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term. For example, to search for or you can use the search
You cannot use a * or ? symbol as the first character of a search. The feature request for this is JRA-6218.
Confluence supports fuzzy searches. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, (~), symbol at the end of a single word term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to "" use the fuzzy search:
This search will find terms like foam and roams.