Oracle® Communications Documentation Search Tips

This page provides tips on using Oracle Secure Enterprise Search to search Oracle Communications documentation.

Important: If you download documentation, Search is available, but returns results for the versions of files located on You cannot search the downloaded files.

Entering a Search Query

In the Search field, enter one or more words and click Search. See "Search Operators" for information on refining your search.


Search terms are case-insensitive.

Secure Enterprise Search adds the url attribute to your search query to limit the search to the current documentation library. Results are returned on this page:

You can conduct further searches from this page. If you do this, keep the url attribute as part of the query. If you remove the url attribute, the search will cover all Oracle documentation and will likely return results for several other products and other versions of the current documentation.

Secure Enterprise Search expands the term to other terms that share the same root. For example, banks returns documents containing banks, banking, or bank.

Search Operators

You can use the following operators in a search query:

Operator Description

" (quotes)

Searches for documents that contain the exact phrase you put in quotes.

AND, & (ampersand)

Searches for documents that contain both terms. You do not need to specify this operator in a simple query. By default, a space between words is the same as the AND operator.

For example, oracle text and oracle & text both return documents that contain oracle and text.

OR,| (vertical bar)

Searches for documents that contain either but not both terms. Include a space between each term and OR.

For example, the query oracle | performance returns documents that contain the term oracle or with the term performance.

( ), (parentheses)

Groups query components for more advanced searches using both AND and OR operators.

For example, (oracle | database) sales returns documents containing sales and either oracle or database.

* (asterisk)

Wildcard that matches any number of characters. Add it within or to the end of a term.

For example, ora* returns documents that contain words beginning with ora, such as Oracle and orator.

? (question mark)

Wildcard that matches a single character. Add it within or to the end of a term.

For example, orac?e returns documents that contain terms that replace ? with a single character, such as Oracle.

+ (plus sign)

Searches for documents that contain this exact word. Place + before the word with no extra space.

This might be useful in a complex query to ensure that one particular term is always included or that variations on the term are not included. This operator has no effect when used with the OR operator.

(minus sign)

Excludes a word from the search when placed before the word. There should be no space between and the search term.

For example, oracle –applications returns documents that contain oracle but not do not contain applications. The query oracle –"application server" returns documents containing oracle but not containing the phrase application server.

The excluded term cannot be the only term in the search query. This operator has no effect when used with the OR operator.

~ (tilde)

Searches for documents that contain terms similar to the query term, using fuzzy search. For example, man~ might return documents that contain managing, mapping, manner, and main.