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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.

Example:
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.

Example:
A search for \*\*sales&force \in& finds the account: **sales&force \in&


 




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