Negating Queries

When creating search criteria, the Negate Query option enables you to search for either:

  • All documents that meet the condition in the search criteria
  • All documents except those that meet the condition in the search criteria

You can negate queries at different levels on the Search Builder.

When Negate Query is applied to a group, the operator AND NOT is automatically applied.

Examples

The following search will locate all documents with the word "desktop" in the Source Path.

Results: All documents from the following source paths, such as:

  • C:\Users\reviewer\desktop\Nebula
  • C:\Users\reviewer2\desktop\Nebula

The following search (with Negate Query selected) will locate all documents except those with the word "desktop" in the Source Path.

Results: All documents from the following source paths, such as:

  • C:\Users\reviewer\Pictures
  • C:\Users\reviewer\Documents

To negate a query

  • When entering search criteria in either the Text Searching or Filters section, select Negate Query.