Pattern-Matching Queries


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Pattern-matching queries are property-value queries that use UNIX-style regular expressions, Microsoft MS-DOS or Microsoft Windows wildcard characters, or alternate word forms to compare the values of value-type properties to specified patterns. The topics in this section describes the pattern-matching syntax used in Dialect 2.