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5726RE: Syntax for Boolean searches

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  • 39e4cfe1f333bc4d86aab5b453d85b2f
    Nov 9 8:11 AM

      Hi Rahul, 

      Yes, I have multiple examples of this. I have included one below. Let me know if you would like others. 

      Search 1 with results:

      (Mcquarries Coffee and Tea Merchants)AND(Saskatoon)


      Search 2 with results:



      Combined Search with no results:

      ((Mcquarries)OR(Mcquarries Coffee and Tea Merchants))AND(Saskatoon)


      ---In ysearchboss@yahoogroups.com, <rhampole@...> wrote:

      Can you provide a specific example? 


      From: "jredl@..." <jredl@...>
      Reply-To: "ysearchboss@yahoogroups.com" <ysearchboss@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Friday, November 8, 2013 1:58 PM
      To: "ysearchboss@yahoogroups.com" <ysearchboss@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: [ysearchboss] RE: Syntax for Boolean searches


       I just wanted to add to this issue, to see if anyone has had success with this. We're running into the same issue:

      (TermA)AND(TermC) = good results

      ((TermA)OR(TermB))AND(TermC) == no results

      Has anyone had success with boolean operators.

      ---In ysearchboss@yahoogroups.com, <sanding_blast@...> wrote:


      ---In ysearchboss@yahoogroups.com, <bwaltherb@...> wrote:

      sorry to bump: but did anyone experience the same or alternatively has success using boolean searches? 

      ---In ysearchboss@yahoogroups.com, <bwaltherb@...> wrote:

      Hi there

      Can someone point me out how to correctly do boolean searches as
      does not seem to help.

      I get completely seemingly random results as follows (note the spaces):

      (TermA)AND(TermB) -> 28 results
      (TermA) AND (TermB)-> 0 results
      (TermA) AND (TermB) AND (TermC) -> 2 results
      (TermA)AND (TermB) -> 7 results
      (TermA)AND((TermB)) -> 1 result
      (TermA) AND ((TermB)) -> 3 results
      (TermA) AND (TermB OR TermC) -> 0 results
      (TermA)AND((TermB)OR(TermC)) -> 0 results
      (TermA)AND((TermB)AND(TermC)) -> 0 results
      (TermA)AND((TermB)AND(TermC)) -> 0 results

      additional parameters we use: abstract=long&format=json&market=en-us

      I do urlencode this query string. Same issues when not urlencoding.

      Thanks Ben
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