Advanced Search Bar Capabilities

The Information Portal web site has many built-in capabilities to search for a new product. One can search by Product Line, Project Type, Specification or enter key words into the Search bar. The following are advanced search tips one can use when conducting a search using the Search bar.

Definition of Single Terms and Phrases
  • 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 "cover" or "frame."
  • A Phrase is a group of words surrounded by double quotes such as "sanitary sewer."
  • Multiple terms can be combined together with Boolean operators to form a more complex query (examples will be provided below in these procedures).
Wildcard Searches
  • The search bar 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 which match the single character replaced by the "?".
    • For example, to search for "trap" or "trip" you can use the search: tr?p
  • The multiple character wildcard search looks for terms which match zero or more characters replaced by the "*".
    • For example, to search for cover, covers or covering, you can use the search: cover*
  • You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term.
    • For example: tr*p
  • You cannot use a * or ? symbol as the first character of a search.
Fuzzy Searches
  • The search bar supports fuzzy searches. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, "~", symbol at the end of a single term (word).
    • For example, to search for a term similar in spelling to "rvr" use the fuzzy search: rvr~
    • This search will find terms like rwr and cvr.
  • An optional parameter may be added to specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1. A value closer to 1 returns terms with a higher similarity.
    • For example: rvr~0.8
    • The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.
Boosting a Term
  • The Search bar provides the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, "^", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.
  • Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term.
    • For example, if you are searching for airport cover and you want the term "airport" to be more relevant, boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term, you would type the following: airport^4 cover
    • This will make documents with the term airport appear more relevant.
  • By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1, e.g., 0.2.
Boolean Operators
  • Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. The Search bar supports AND, "+", OR, NOT and "-" as Boolean operators. Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS.
  • OR
    • The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms or phrases, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.
    • To search for documents which contain either "airport cover" or just "airport" use the query: "airport cover" airport or "airport cover" OR airport
  • AND
    • The AND operator matches documents where both terms or phrases exist anywhere in the text of a single document. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.
    • To search for documents which contain the phrase "airport cover" and "und asy" use the query: "airport cover" AND "und asy"
  • +
    • The "+" or required operator requires that the term after the "+" symbol exist somewhere in the field of a single document.
    • To search for documents which must contain the term "airport" and may contain the term "cover" use the query: +airport cover
  • NOT
    • The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term or phase after NOT. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.
    • To search for documents which contain the phrase ?airport cover" but not the phrase "und asy" use the query: "airport cover" NOT "und asy"
    • Note: The NOT operator cannot be used with just one term or phrase. For example, the following search will return no results: NOT "und asy"
  • -
    • The "-" or prohibit operator excludes documents which contain the term or phrase after the "-" symbol.
    • To search for documents which contain the phrase "airport cover" but not the phrase "und asy" use the query: "airport cover" -"und asy"

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PO Box 510
Middleton DE 19709
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fax 302-378-1109
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PO Box 439
East Jordan MI 49727
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Oak Park MI 48237
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fax 248-546-4612
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Wyoming MI 49509
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fax 616-538-4990
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New Lenox IL 60451
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PO Box 200
Finksburg MD 21048
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tel 225-665-6151
fax 225-665-4306
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1006 Investment Blvd
PO Box 186
Apex NC 27502
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Houston TX 77041
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Lithia Springs GA 30122
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fax 231-536-4649
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58 South 1200 West
PO Box 488
Tooele UT 84074
USA
tel 801-544-5728
fax 801-544-9571
Northwest Branch
13127 State Ave
Marysville WA 98271
USA
tel 360-651-6144
fax 360-651-6150
New England Branch
1125 Pearl Street
Brockton MA 02301
USA
tel 508-586-3130
fax 508-580-2740
New York Branch
6177 South Bay Rd.
PO Box 1821
Cicero NY 13039
USA
tel 315-699-2601
fax 315-699-2982
Ontario Branch
159 Sugar Maple
St George ON N0E 1N0
CANADA
tel 519-448-3395
fax 519-448-3393
Quebec Branch
1005 Edouard VII
St Phillipe QC J0L 2K0
CANADA
tel 450-444-9929
fax 450-444-9939
Indiana Sales Location
Indianapolis IN
USA
tel 765-744-1184
fax 231-536-4651
Missouri Sales Location
Kansas City MO
USA
tel 816-665-7350
fax 816-903-9355
Texas Sales Location
San Angelo TX
USA
tel 580-490-1722
fax 231-536-4616
Mexico Sales Location
Mexico City MX
MEXICO
Queensland
2/354 South Pine Road
Access via Bradford Court
Brendale QLD 4500
AUSTRALIA
tel +61 7 3216 5000
fax +61 7 3216 5222
New South Wales
140 Hassall St
Wetherill Park NSW 2164
AUSTRALIA
tel +61 2 9757 3862
fax +61 2 9757 3863
Victoria
1/40 Healey Road
Dandenong VIC 3175
AUSTRALIA
tel +61 3 9792 5144
fax +61 3 9792 5177
Western Australia
18 Boulder Road
Malaga WA 6090
AUSTRALIA
tel +61 8 9209 2930
fax +61 8 9209 2077
Beijing
Office1511, 15/F, NCI Tower
12A Jianguomenwai Ave
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100022
CHINA
France
1, Rue Prenat
BP 75
Cedex
Givors F-69702
FRANCE
tel +33 (0)4 72 49 27 27
fax +33 4 72 24 38 80
Italia
Via Marco Besso
40
Roma I-00191
ITALY
tel +39 06 329 2671
fax +39 06 329 2309
United Kingdom
14 Wilstead Industrial Park
Wilstead Bedford MK45 3PD
UNITED KINGDOM
tel +44 (0)1582 720 744
Iberica
Avenida de la Industria, 6 - 3B - oficina 8
Alcobendas
Madrid 28108
SPAIN
tel +34 91 458 60 41
fax +34 91 458 63 09
Ireland
Roscrea Road
Co Offaly
Birr
IRELAND
tel 00353 57 91 23100
fax 00353 57 91 21726
Regionaler Ansprechpartner (Outside Deutschland)
Karl-Heinrich-Ulrich Str. 5
Berlin D-10787
GERMANY
tel +49 30 200 51 0
fax +49 30 200 51 299
Picardie
Z.I. de Marivaux - Saint Crépin Ibouvillers
Cedex
Méru F-60149
FRANCE
tel +33 3 44 08 28 00
fax +33 3 44 08 28 01
Benelux
Boulevard Paepsem 11 / B5
1070 Brussels
BELGIUM
tel +32 (0)2 769 72 20
fax +32 (0)2 771 63 76
Dubai
Jafza
Lob 09,1st Floor. Office 9F17
Dubai
UAE
tel +971 4 889 4849
fax +971 4 889 4850
Deutschland
Hellerwaldstr.6
Boppard D-56154
GERMANY
tel +49 6 74 287 22 0
fax +49 6 74 287 22 50
LIBERTY HOUSE UNITED KINGDOM
Liberty House,Liberty Way
Liberty Business Park
Attleborough
Nuneaton Warwickshire CV11 6RZ
UNITED KINGDOM
tel +44 (0) 24 7664 1777
Northern Depot UNITED KINGDOM
Northern Depot York House
Sandal Castle Centre
Asdale Road
Wakefield West Yorkshire WF2 7JE
UNITED KINGDOM
tel +44 (0) 1924 258 381