Advanced Search for Punctuation?

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  • January 6, 2019 at 12:54 PM #33247

    Ron Kihara
    Participant

    Hi, It seems that I cannot search for punctuation in Advanced Search and Replace. I want to replace an N-dash and quote, with an M-dash and quote. Is is possible to seach for punctuation?

    January 6, 2019 at 2:04 PM #33248

    Brendan
    Keymaster

    You should be able to find and replace those.

    I just tested it out and it worked.

    The attached image shows the settings I used.

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    January 7, 2019 at 10:28 AM #33304

    Ron Kihara
    Participant

    It works now, but didn’t before.

    I have a similar problem when trying a basic search. It finds alpha and numeric values, but not punctuation.

    January 7, 2019 at 2:04 PM #33308

    Brendan
    Keymaster

    The general search is definitely different. It uses the SQLite full text search engine which does ignore punctuation.

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