Searching for & % # in Relativity

Searching for & % # in Relativity

July 27, 2016

With default settings, & % #, can't be searched for in dtSearch in Relativity.    If you need to run a search for these characters follow these steps:

 

Add the special character to the alphabet file, by going to the Search Indexes tab, clicking Edit next to dtSearch and then scrolling down to the Alphabet section:

 

 

 

. . . enter the special character four times after the end of the row with the four Zs.   Save and then click 'Build Index: Full' .

 

 

 

 

 

You then need to run a Regex search in dtSearch to locate a string with the character.   Regex searches always need to be preceded with two number signs.   The special character will be substituted with '\W'.  So to search for AT&T you enter this search:

 

"##at\Wt"

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