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How do I perform an exact match search?

I am searching our instance of Confluence for the word "Esper" so I search for "Esper" (in quotes).

Many of the results I get are for pages with "esp" but not "Esper". This seems wrong. Can anything be done to exclude these results? Thanks.

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@Joel Newton

Atlassian's documentation on searches indicates that using quotation marks will return exact matches.


If this isn't working properly, perhaps raising a ticket with Atlassian would be appropriate.

Thanks. I'll do that.

@Joel Newton good luck with your exact match searching, it's been a problem in Confluence for a while for a few of us. Here's some reading for you:


My $0.02 here.
Having just wasted half an hour trying to use the alleged "Search for an exact match" - my question then - why doesn't use of the double quotes actually do that? (i.e. search for an exact match).

As an example, searching for "intentionally" includes pages with "intentional".
That is clearly NOT an exact match then, is it?

I'm amazed at myself for managing to type this in without any swearing.

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