OpenVPMS allows the use of the 'wildcards' % and _ (underscore). % means any number of characters, _ means one character.

Thus a%b will find everything starting with 'a' following by zero or more characters, then a 'b'.  There is also an implicit % added at the end of what you enter.

Hence a%b will find Abbie, Abe, Amber, and Annabelle. Note that the case you use does not matter, ie A%B will find the same names.

Using sm_th will find Smith and Smyth but not Smooth.

Note that since an implicit % is added to what you enter, leaving the Search field empty is equivalent to entering % and this will find all records.

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