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The question bank search enables you to find items in the pool or database you are just navigating in. It is not possible to conduct a comprehense comprehensive question bank search.

Simple Search


Always use complete words, not just word parts.

Will not work: tes

Will work: test

Searching for word parts thus will only work when using wildcards. Lucene supports single and multiple character wildcard searches within single terms.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the "?" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the "*" symbol.


tes? = test

te*t = test, text, teaist, tent

Phrases, groups of words, can be found when surrounded by double quotes.

Hello World = recalls all items containing either "Hello" and/or "World" (OR operator)

"Hallo Du" findet alle Items die genau diese Phrase enthalten

Mit Hilfe von " - " und " + " können mehrere Begriffe kombiniert werden. Die Zeichen werden ohne Leerschlag vor die entsprechenden Begriffe gesetzt.

+Hallo +Du = findet alle Items die beide Begriffe enthalten (UND-Verknüpfung)

Hallo -Du = findet alle Items die nur den ersten Begriff, auf gar keinen Fall aber den zweiten Begriff enthalten

Es gibt einige gesperrte Sonderzeichen die von Lucene verwendet werden, wie z.B. "_" und ":"Werden diese Sonderzeichen verwendet, wird die Ergebnisliste vermultlich leer sein.

Advanced Search


Hello World" recalls all items containing exactly this phrase

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. Supported are  " - " and " + " as boolean operators. The operators must be placed in front of the terms without a space.

+Hello +World = recalls all items containing both terms
(AND operator)

Hello -World = recalls all items containing the first term but not the second (NOT operator)

Some special characters are barred from using in the search, as they are reserved for Lucene, e.g. "_" and ":"Using these special characters leads to unpredictable search results.

Advanced Search

The advanced search provides you with a means to search across a set of defined fields, also including meta data fields. Different to the simple search, which searches over all elements, you decide exactly which term to search for in which field. This increases both recall an precision of the search. You can combine as many search terms/fields as required.