What are the advanced search operators and syntax?

Please note that all operators and terms are case and diacritic insensitive unless otherwise specified.

Syntax

Plain English

Explanation

Example

Quotes (“ “)

Exact Phrase

Used to search for an exact phrase. Capitalization is not taken into account.

Example: "John Smith"

Meaning: Contact contacts the exact phrase "John Smith" (case insensitive) somewhere in the record.

 

Please note: all queries will stem unless a word or phrase is surrounded in quotations. For example, the query 'Steve "Smith"' would return results for both Steve Smith and Steven Smith but not Steve Smithwick.

AND

And

Used to search for a contact that contains all the terms in the query. AND must be used in all caps.

Example: "John AND Smith"

 

Meaning: Contact contains both the words "John" and "Smith" somewhere in the record.

 

Please note that AND is the default operator for searching multiple words or phrases in FullContact search, so it can be omitted in favor of simply writing both words or phrases in the query.

OR

Or

Search for contacts matching term A or term B. OR must be used in all caps.

Example: "John OR Smith"

Meaning: Contact contains either the word "John" or "Smith" somewhere in the record.

NOT

Not

Search for contacts that specifically do not include the term. NOT must be used in all caps.

Example: "NOT John"

Meaning: Contact does not contain the word "John" anywhere in the record.

-

Exclude

Used before word/name to exclude from your search

Example: "-Sales"

Meaning: Contacts that do not have the word "Sales" anywhere in the record

> <

 

Greater than/Less Than

Example: "added>MM/DD/YYYY"

Meaning: contact was added after MM/DD/YYYY

tag:

Tag

Search in a given tag

Example: "in:Friends John"

Meaning: Contacts that are both have the "Friends" tag applied and contain the word "John"

given:

Given Name

Search for a given (first) name.

Example: "given:John"

Meaning: Contacts that have John as the first/given name.

first:

First Name

Search for a first (given) name.

Example: "first:John"

Meaning: Contacts that have John as the first/given name.

family:

Family Name

Search for a family (last) name.

Example: "family:Smith"

Meaning: Contacts that have John as the last name/family name.

last:

Last Name

Search for a last (family) name.

Example: "last:Smith"

Meaning: Contacts that have John as the last name/family name.

company:

Company

Search for contacts that have the search term as their current company/organization.

Example: "company:FullContact"

Meaning: Contacts that have FullContact as the current company/organization.

organization:

Organization

Search for contacts that have the search term as their current company/organization.

Example: "organization:FullContact"

Meaning: Contacts that have FullContact as the current company/organization.

title:

Title

Search for a matching title.

Example: "title:CEO"

Meaning: Contacts that have CEO as their current title.

email:

Email Address

Search for matching email addresses.

Example: "email:john@fullcontact.com"

Meaning: Contacts that include "john@fullcontact.com" as one of their email addresses.

domain:

Email Domain

Search for matching email domains.

Example: "domain:applefullcontact.com"

Meaning: Contacts that include "john@fullcontact.com" as one of their email addresses.

url:

URL

Search for matching URLs.

Example: "url:https://www.fullcontact.com"

Meaning: Contacts that include a URL with "https://www.fullcontact.com"

twitter:

Twitter Handle

Search for a matching Twitter handle.

Example: "twitter:fullcontactapp"

Meaning: Contacts that have a twitter handle "fullcontactapp" included in the record.

created

Created Date

Search for contacts created before, after, or on a certain date (using the date format mm/dd/yyyy)

Example: "created>09/12/2014"

Meaning: Contacts that were created after September 12, 2014.

modified

Modifed Date

Search for contacts modified before, after, or on a certain date (using the date format mm/dd/yyyy)

Example: "modified<09/12/2014"

Meaning: Contacts that were modified before September 12, 2014.

notes:

Notes

Search for words or phrases in the Notes field.

Example: "Notre Dame"

Meaning: Contacts that have the word "Notre Dame" somewhere in the Notes field.

city:

City

Search for contacts with a specific city.

Example: "city:Denver"

Meaning: Contacts that have the exact word "Denver" (case insensitive) as the city.

region:

Region

Search for contacts with a specific region.

Example: "region:Colorado"

Meaning: Contacts that have the exact word "Colorado" (case insensitive) as the state.

country:

Country

Search for contacts with a specific country.

Example: "state:United States"

Meaning: Contacts that have the exact word "United States" (case insensitive) as the country.

missing:

Missing

Search for contact missing a specific field.

Example: "missing:email"

Meaning: Contacts that do not include an email address. Example: "missing:tag"  Meaning: Contacts that do not have a tag.

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