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What's the main difference between "Excluded Term (-)" and "NOT (!)" when doing Advanced Search?

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I understand that NOT is equivalent to a difference using sets and it excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. I also know that NOT cannot be used with just one term, however, I'm not quite sure what would be the best use case for NOT and "Excluded Term (-)" when conducting Advanced Search. What are different use/search examples for NOT and "Excluded Term" since they both exclude the term after the keyword.

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Excluded term runs a text search that excludes the given string. Text fields

Not refers to fields' values, finding a field with a value that is not that string, number, option. That is, text fields and other field types

Thank you! So then, if I say assignee = "atlassian" NOT "jira", it would look at the value of assignee field and would not show me any documents/issues with the assignee "Jira".

If I search for "atlassian" -jira, it will show me all issues that contains the text/word "atlassian" but will exclude the word "jira".

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