Confluence Search: Why does the workaround with RegEx for leading wildcards not work?

Katharina Bender
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May 15, 2023

In Page Confluence Search Syntax | Confluence Data Center and Server 8.2 | Atlassian Documentation is written that Lucene doesn't allow wildcards in the beginning of your search, but you can format your search as a regular expression as a workaround. For example, you can't search for *hum* or ?hum*, as they begin with a wildcard, but you can search for /.*hum.*/ and find things like hum, human, and inhumane.


I want to get "Diktierleiste" with /.*leiste.*/, but this is not working. 

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C_ Dicker September 5, 2023

I also tested the workaround and it failed. No idea if it really works.

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August 28, 2023

@Katharina Bender Welcome to the Atlassian community

I would suggest searching for Diktie.*/  Then the end is the wildcard.

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