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From: "Julia Walsh" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] View Basic Events First & Gridlines
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 09:13:09 +0100
>> Also, I cannot as yet successfully search for blank events using (!).
>> I just keep getting the no matches found dialog. The same search
>> (*) does work, so I don't think it is the way I have set it up. <g>
>I think these parameters are only intended for the templates (Events
and Sources). For instance: GB automatically inserts >the Witnesses at
the end of the event-template (when [WW] etc. isn't present). Now you're
able to prevent that: put [!WWR] somewhere in the code and the witnesses
will not print.
Quote from the search section of the help file
When entering match conditions, you can enter special characters that
control the search.
For text fields, you can use:
an asterisk (*) as a zero-to-many characters wildcard
a question mark (?) as a one-character wildcard
an exclamation mark (!) to mean "not". Thus, "!*" means "not anything"
(blank field). "
This gave me the impression that it is meant to work in general searches
as well. Or am I reading too much into it, on my eternal quest for
identifying non-events? <vbg>