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Search two strings with wildcards


I have been conducting a search in a QLIKSense app. I am searching for any fields containing the words 'ACTUATOR' and 'ECAM'. The search term I used is:

+actuator +ecam

On closer inspection, the results exclude 'ECAM' preceded by a character e.g. ',ECAM' or '.ECAM'. In other words, it only returns values with a preceding space.

I tried using wildcards with the about but QLIK doesn't appear to accept this. I would like it to return any cells containing 'ecam' and 'actuator', irrespective of what characters precede or succeed them.

Can anyone help?


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Re: Search two strings with wildcards

May be a wildmatch like this

WildMatch(Upper(Field), '*ACTUATOR*ECAM*', '*ECAM*ACTUATOR*')

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Re: Search two strings with wildcards


I was referring to searches within an app, not script or chart functions.

Is there a solution to this?


Re: Search two strings with wildcards

Hi James,

If you mean using Smart Search: "smart search only supports text search. Search operators other than quotation marks are not supported." (from here: https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/April2018/Subsystems/Hub/Content/Search/use-smart-search-tool.htm)

So you would need to use scripting to create an object/field with the parameters you are looking for (with something like Sunny suggested).

If you are an Administrator and looking for ways to control what is and is not included in Smart Search, you can check out the information here: https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/April2018/Subsystems/Hub/Content/Scripting/ScriptRegularStatements...

Hope this helps!


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