Similarity Search

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Find terms that are similar to the Find text. Select this checkbox, and then click the Similarities button to define the similarity options.

For example, a similarity search can find words that differ from the Find text by two characters.

Choose Edit - Find & Replace - Similarity search check box and Similarities button.

On the Table Data Bar, click Find icon - Similarity search check box - Similarities button (database table view)

On Form Design Bar, click Record Search - Similarity search check box - Similarities button (form view)

Similarities

Set the options for the similarity search.

Settings

Define the criteria for determining if a word is similar to the search term.

Exchange characters

Enter the number of characters in the search term that can be exchanged. For example, if you specify 2 exchanged characters, "sweep" and "creep" are considered similar.

Add characters

Enter the maximum number of characters by which a word can exceed the number of characters in the search term.

Remove characters

Enter the number of characters by which a word can be shorter than the search term.

Combine

Searches for a term that matches any combination of the similarity search settings.