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Searching an Exact Term

You probably encounter cases where you want to find documents containing an exact term, not variants of the term. In these cases, you need to use an exact term query syntax. An exact term query disables the otherwise useful stemming feature that expands the search to words with the same root.

In the search box, type the exact term that you want to find preceded by the plus + character (the exact match prefix), and then click Search.

Examples:

+performance

Only documents containing the exact word performance are returned, NOT documents containing same root words such as performed or performing as normally done when stemming is enabled.

+speciel

Imagine speciel is a product name or a word in another language. Only documents containing speciel are returned. Spell corrections (Did you mean) or automatic replacement of speciel with the spell corrected English word specialare not suggested.

+Déjà

With the Coveo Platform 6.5+, when indexing of accented characters and casing are enabled, only documents containing Déjà are returned, not those containing accent or case variants such as deja, Deja, or DÉJÀ.

employee +performance engineering

You can combine exact match terms with normal term search in the same query. Only documents containing the exact word performance as well as the words employee and engineering and their variant forms are returned, NOT documents containing same root words such as performed or performing.

Note: The sharp # character is a deprecated prefix that has the same effect as the plus + character.