Formulating a Search

There are two methods you can implement to execute a search on the field selections contained within the list box:

Text Search

Within the text search field, you can enter a search string which identifies the text description or title corresponding to the numeric code (shown next to each title in the list box). The result set produced by your search represents the closest possible match to your search entry (Search is not case sensitive). In entering the search string, instead of attempting to match the name of the title, you may want to start with the lowest common denominator. For example, if you are looking for wholesale and retail trade employment data, you should enter the word "trade" and your result set will include both of those categories. Wildcards are not available.

Code Search

Within the code search field, you can enter a search string which identifies the code which is assigned to the text description or title (shown next to each code in the list box). The result set produced by your search represents an exact match to your search entry (Search is not case sensitive). Unlike the text search, wildcards (* or ?) can be used in the code search. The asterisk (*) wildcard is used to represent a range of values (i.e. A search on *0 returns all codes which end in 0), while the question mark (?) is used as a single-character placeholder (i.e. A search on ??0 returns all 3 character codes which end in 0).

 

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2012