While the simple search form only searches on last names, you can narrow your searches using these signs:
+ A leading plus sign indicates that this word must be present in every record returned.
- A leading minus sign indicates that this word must not be present in any record returned.
* An asterisk is put in place of a letter or series of letters to search by the first part of a word. It can only replace letter(s) at the end of a word. The * can be used with the + and - signs
" " Double quotes at the beginning and end of a phrase, matches only records that contain the complete phrase, as it was typed.
Examples of searches
apple banana --> Find all records that contain at least one of the two words. Each resulting record will all have at least one of the two words in it.
+apple +juice --> Find all records that contain both words. Each resulting record will include both words.
+apple -macintosh --> Find records that contain the word "apple'' but not "macintosh''.
apple* --> Find records that contain
words such as "apple'', "apples'', "applesauce'',
ap* --> Find records that contain any of the above plus "apply", "apocalypse", "apt".
"some words" --> Find all records that contain the exact phrase "some words'' (for example, records that contain "some words of wisdom'' but not "some noise words'').
(From the MySQL Manual)
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