Search using multiple tags

Windows Help says it's possible to search using multiple tags, using the search strings e.g. Tags: flower AND mountain and Tags: flower OR mountain.

I haven't been able to get these to work. I notice that strings entered in the Search box are coloured blue and black. 'Valid' strings are coloured blue and results are found. 'Invalid' strings have a mix of blue and black and no results are found.

I have tags such as "A1" and "B4-6". Search strings such as "tag:a1" and "tag:b4" show the expected results, but tag:a1 or b4 does not. After reading the Help I also tried:

  • tag:A1 or B4
  • Tags:A1 or B4
  • tag:"A1 or B4"
  • Tags:"A1 or B4"

Without the quotes, the 'or B4' part always appears black, and with the quotes everything appears blue, but none find any results.

Has anyone found success with multiple tags?


Put the value in brackets: tag:(A1 OR B1).

From the Advanced Query Syntax:

     The operators NOT and OR must be in uppercase

You can omit the brackets when not using a filter, i.e. simply searching in content and properties. Using quotes will force a search for the exact string "A1 or B1".



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Last updated August 21, 2020 Views 6,235 Applies to: