You can perform more nuanced searches using boolean operators and wildcard symbols in certain fields within the Advanced Search.
The boolean operators supported are AND, OR, and NOT. Fields that support boolean operators include:
Narrative Keyword Search
First and Last Name
Owner Name (Property)
Description (Vehicles and Attachments)
File Contents Keyword Search
Examples of Boolean Searches may include:
- In the Advanced Search: Vehicles, you can search for all vehicles that have the involved person's first name as "Ann AND NOT Anne."
- In the Advanced Search: Reports, you can search for all reports with a narrative that contains the words "Red AND Audi AND NOT Toyota."
Wildcard symbols supported include # (replaces one number), ? (replaces one letter), and * (replaces multiple characters). Fields that support wildcard operators include:
License Plate #
Apt, Unit, Ste
Examples of Wildcard Searches may include:
- In the Advanced Search: Vehicles, you can search for all vehicles that have a partial license plate "*AM12*." The results may include "SAM1234," "C1AM12C," and "AAM123A."
- In the Advanced Search: Reports, you can search for all reports with an associated location in a certain block range, "12## Main Street." The results may include reports that use "1232 Main Street," "1298 Main Street," and "1201 Main Street."
For users to quickly identify fields that support boolean or wildcards, the following two icons will show above the relevant Advanced Search fields: (for boolean) or (for wildcard).
Quotations can be used around words or phrases to return exact matches on that word or phrase. Fields that support using quotations include:
Attachments File Content Keyword Search
An example of quotations may include:
- When searching for a person, you can type "John Doe" in the First Name Name field to only return exact-match results that have the name "John Doe."
For more on using the Advanced Search in RMS, refer to Using Advanced Search.