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RegEx not supported by CQL search for the field "title"?



I tried in vain to establish a CQL search string for a page title starting with a specific letter.

The basic CQL Search ...

type = "Page" and space = "[space name]" and ancestor = [page id] and title ~ "E*"

... lists all sites with a word starting with letter "E" anywhere in the title (i.e. both "Export Control Officer" and "Process Expert")

I have tried to replace the search string "E*" by a regular expression (RegEx) /^E.*$/  without sucess both in text and in unicode, both in quotation marks and without, both with exact search "=" and fuzzy search "~".

Is RegEx not supported by CQL search for the field "title"?


Work around would be to use tags which would require an manual step which I would like to avoid as there are many different authors and a page title is mandatory anyway.

1 answer


if it's still an open question ...
In the search field you could try


Using the search API itself you could try

 title ~ '/E.*/'

As I know the quotes are important :)

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