Using Wildcard Patterns in Searches

In most searches you perform in the EA tools, you can use wildcard patterns allowed in LIKE statements by Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). The table below shows the wildcard characters and what they match.
Character Matches
? Any single character.
* Zero or more characters.
# Any single digit (0–9).
[charlist] Any single character in charlist.
[!charlist] Any single character not in charlist.

To match the special characters left bracket ([), question mark (?), number sign (#), and asterisk (*), enclose them in brackets. The right bracket (]) cannot be used within a group to match itself, but it can be used outside a group as an individual character.

Specify a range of characters in a charlist by using a hyphen (–) to separate the upper and lower bounds of the range. [A-Z], for example, results in a match if the corresponding character position in a string contains any uppercase letters in the range A–Z. You can specify multiple ranges in brackets without delimiters.