How to use the Sybase.com search functionality
Most users will employ
the basic search field at the top of each page on Sybase.com.
For more complex searches, or to limit the number of results returned in any given search, you can take advantage of the advanced search screen, where you can use a combination of any of the four listed search fields to define very specific queries.
To perform a search, type in a few descriptive words and press the Enter key or click the Search button.
Note: Boolean operators and wildcards are not supported and not needed as the functionality of the advanced screen allows you to run the same type of queries. Limit the total length of your search request to 225 characters.
You can further pre-define results by type of information sources, for example,
only business information
as well as either of two useful Sybase database sources such as
You can also restrict your query by words in title only, to obtain more focused results
Search results are categorized in the right column to allow you to filter results down to specific content types and find results more quickly. All categories and sub-categories display counts of documents included in the results. You can filter results and further target your search by clicking on links for any one of the following categories:
Because results from these two large collections tend to overwhelm search returns and cause other useful document types to appear much lower in ranking, they are by default excluded from a user's immediate search results page. However, you can quickly get results related to your original query from either collection by clicking on the the appropriate Newsgroups or Product Manual links in the box at the top of search results.
Although you may be able to view password-protected results as part of your returned search results, whenever a padlock icon is present next to the title, you will be prompted to login into our system. Depending on the type of authorization on the page, your Sybase account may need authorization for Partner, SDN, or Technical Support contact.