What search queries are valid

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What works

What doesn't work

  • A single word
  • Multiple words
  • A truncated word or words preceded or followed by an asterisk (*)
  • Boolean operators, such as "and," "or," and "not"
  • Single letters or numbers
  • Common words, such as prepositions and articles

Sample search queries and search results

Typing this term Results in
ribbon Events that contain the word "ribbon"
ribbon day Events that contain both the words "ribbon" and "day" The words don't have to be together or in the same field.
ribbon and day Events that contain the word "ribbon" Everything after "and" is ignored.
ribbon or day Events that contain the word "ribbon" Everything after "or" is ignored.
3 No events. You can't search for single characters.
class 1 Events that contain the word "class" You can't search for single characters and so the "1" is ignored.
ribbon* Events that contain the words "ribbon" "ribbons" "ribbonday" etc..

How search results are presented

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The result you see when you search for calendar events depends upon the calendar view. For example, if you're looking at a calendar in Month view and you search for events that contain a specific term, you may not see any events in the current month that match your search criteria. You may have to scroll to a different month to find the events.

On the other hand, if you're looking at a calendar in List view, you'll immediately see a list of events that match your search criteria.

In addition, in response to every search, a search results bar appears above the calendar.

Search and selection criteria

Clicking Clear clears the search criteria.

The following table summarizes the search results you see for various calendar views.

Search results summary

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Calendar view What displays
List
Table
  • A list of events immediately appears.
5 Week
Month
Week
Day
  • Events appear immediately only if they occur in the displayed time period.
  • You might see a message that no events could be found.

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