How do I search for a Term that Includes an Asterisk (*)
|Knowledge Article Number||000213206|
|Description||How do I search for a Term that Includes an Asterisk (*)
|Resolution||"Asterisks are used to match zero or more characters at the middle or end (not the beginning) of your search term.
A search for john* finds items that start with john, such as, john, johnson, or johnny.
A search for mi* meyers finds items with mike meyers or michael meyers.
If you are searching for a literal asterisk in a word or phrase, then you need to escape the asterisk (precede it with the \ character).
This is the case for SOSL, as well as Global Search, Sidebar Search & Advanced Search.
A search for \*\*sales&force \in& finds the account: **sales&force \in&