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

Thus a*b and 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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