|what are the boolean operators?||tomrecht||3/21/12 5:27 PM|
An article named "Boolean Operators" (http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=8931) says, "You can use boolean operators such as 'OR' when searching in Gmail". An appended comment says that NOT is represented by '-'.
Is that it? Or are there other booleans available?
In an article, "Using advanced search" (http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=7190), there's a table that includes OR, parenthesis (which act sort of like AND), and '-' (NOT), but it also says "Some of the most useful operators are listed".
Are there other booleans? As for searching, what are the "less useful" operators?
|Re: what are the boolean operators?||bkc56||3/21/12 7:46 PM|
The only boolean operators that make sense for string searching are AND, OR, and NOT (-). What else did you have in mind?
You've found the Google help article. Here's another site that give more useful information...
How to search: http://email.about.com/od/gmailtips/qt/et_find_mail.htm
|Re: what are the boolean operators?||tomrecht||4/23/12 11:49 AM|
I had in mind whatever was meant when they said, "Some of the most useful operators are listed", but didn't provide a list. I was also interested in whatever they consider less useful than "the most useful" ones that were on the list that I couldn't find.
Sometimes I just like to look through my toolbox and see what I have. It helps me choose what I need when I'm trying to solve a problem.
However, all that aside, THANK YOU for the link! I don't know whether it was my clumsiness in trying to find it or Google's expertise in stowing it so I couldn't, but I didn't.