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Can I do a wildcard search for surnames?
Posted: 05/31/2013 - 5:47 pm
All searches are partial match by nature. For example, Porter can be found searching p or po or por, etc.

To search without knowing the start, like "is it Par or Por", you can use the % sign as -- %ter -- this would find both Parter and Porter and Carter and anything else ending in ter as well as PeTERson as the partial search still kicks in.

You can also use _ to replace 1 character such as P_rter which would find Parter and Porter but not Carter.
 
The above applies to all searches on the website.