When you're looking for a company and you only know part of the name, or you want to search using a prefix or suffix, or perform a partial search. This can be done using the asterisk (*) to specify a wildcard.


Suffix wildcard


Adding the asterisk to the end of the search term will inform the system you're looking for a records with terms that start with your search term.


For example, searching for recruitment related records, there are several possible terms which can exist in a record : recruiting, recruitment, recruiter, ... In order to find all of those without having to specify each one separately, you can use the following to find all of them :


recruit* will find records with recruiting, recruitment, recruiter.


Other examples :

  • operat* will match operat, operate, operates, operations, operational, and so on.
  • yama* will match yama, Yamazaki, Yamada, ...


Prefix wildcard


Adding the asterisk to the start of the search term will inform the system you're looking for a records with terms that end with your search term.


*yama will match yama, Takayama, Ookayama, Inuyama, ...


Partial search


You can combine the above wildcards and search for a middle part of a word.


*yama* will match yama, Takayama, Ookayama, Inuyama, Yamazaki, Yamada, ...



Wildcard search can be combined with Boolean Search and Contextual Search.