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Basic and Advanced Searching

You can search for products in this store with a simple or an advanced search. Either method produces a search results page where you can click links to view more product information or add products to your shopping cart.

  • In a simple search, you enter the word or words that you are looking for and click the Search button. The search will look for those words in the product names, descriptions, SKUs, and product detail pages. If you enter more than one word, only products that match all of the words will appear on the search results page. You can search for numbers, and you can use an asterisk for a wildcard character, as explained for advanced search, below.
  • In an advanced search, you can use several types of notation to expand or narrow the search:
    • Wildcards — you can use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard to match any number of characters. For example, ba* would match both ball and bat, *art would match both start and part, and *55* would match both 3559 and 80995572.
    • Boolean Operators — the advanced search function recognizes both text and symbols for Boolean functions. You can narrow your search with AND or a plus sign (+). You can broaden your search with OR or a pipe symbol (|). You can further narrow your search with EXC (excluding) or a minus sign (-). You can use parentheses to control the order of evaluation, such as "(A+B) OR C".