Possible syntax errors

You might encounter a syntax error when attempting a search. Here are some possible reasons you received the error with suggestions for solving it.

Your search might contain the following:

Closedunmatched quotation marks " "

Example: Double quotation marks are missing, repeated double quotation marks are used, or only one set of double quotation marks appears (with no search terms).

Suggestion: Examine the query to find missing or repeated double quotation marks, and make the correction. Add search term(s) if only one set of double quotation marks appears in query.

Closedasterisk used as wildcard character in search query with no other search terms

Example: An asterisk is used in the search query alone and does not contain any other search term(s).

Suggestion: Examine the query to find the asterisk and add search term(s) to correct the query. Refer to Using wildcards and truncation for additional information.

Closedunmatched parentheses ( )

Example: A parenthesis is missing or the query has an extra parenthesis.

Suggestion: Examine the query to find the missing or extra parenthesis and make the correction.

Closed unmatched braces { }

Example: A brace is missing or the query has an extra brace.

Suggestion: Examine the query to find the missing or extra brace and make the correction.

Closed repeated operators

Example: The query has an extra or repeated operator.

Suggestion: Examine the query to find the extra operator and delete it. See Using Boolean operators for further help.

Closedincorrect field name

Example: The query has a field code name that is incorrect.

Suggestion: Examine the query to find the incorrect field name and correct it. See Expert search fields and field codes for further help.

Closedmixed proximity operators

Example: The query has used proximity operators incorrectly.

Suggestion: Review Proximity/Near operators for help in resolving this issue.

Closeduse of the NEAR proximity operator as the search term "NEAR"

Example: The query contains the term "NEAR" in the beginning of the search query as the actual word "NEAR". This is not allowed as this term is reserved by the Engineering Village search engine as a proximity operator and is therefore a reserved term.

Suggestion: Review Proximity/Near operators for help in resolving this issue.

Closedincorrect default or optional unit in a numeric search

Example: The query has a default or optional unit value that is incorrect.

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