What are operators and which ones can I use on Radarr?
Radarr allows users to create custom queries/booleans in order to track data as required. These require to use of operators in combination with the desired search terms/phrases/keywords to create effective queries/booleans. Operators allow users to create more focused and effective booleans/queries that will generate the right kind of data for your requirements.
Here’s a list and function of the operators that Radarr supports –
This operator is used when you want to provide multiple keywords, search terms or phrases for tracking within the same query.
EG. Apple OR orange OR grape OR watermelon
This will then result in posts that have either or multiple of the terms included in them.
This operator is used when you want to combine multiple keywords, search terms or phrases together for tracking within the same query.
EG. Apple AND orange
This will then result in posts that have both terms included in them.
This operator is used when you want to exclude certain keywords from your searches and avoid irrelevant posts.
EG. Apple NOT iphone
This will then ensure your posts are not iphone related.
Double Quotes – This operator has to be used for phrases as well as keywords or search terms that have special characters included.
Proximity – This operator will allow you to collect posts that include your search terms that are located at a distance of a set number of words from one another.
EG. “apple juice”~5 – This will then collect posts such as “I love having apple fruit chunks and juice with my cereal”
Please ensure that you use double quotes along with this operator type.
Here’s an example of a boolean/query using all the operators described above for your quick reference –
((“samsung” OR “samsung’s” OR “google” OR “google*” OR “google’s” OR “apple ipad”~5 OR “ipad’s” OR “#samsung” OR “#samsungalaxy8” OR “#google” OR “#googleassistant” OR “#apple” OR “#appleipad” OR “@samsung” OR “@google” OR “@applesupport” OR “三星” OR “谷歌” OR “苹果”) AND (“ces2019” OR “#ces2019” OR “consumer electronics show” OR “#consumerelectronicsshow” OR “#consumerelectronicshow”)) NOT (“fruit*” OR “#fruit” OR “juice” OR “#juice” OR “iphone” OR “#iphone”)
This boolean/query above will allow you to collect all mentions about Samsung, Google and Apple iPad related to the CES 2019 event. It will also prevent mentions about the fruit, apple being collected as well as the iPhone.
Want to see more examples on how you can create effective booleans? Click here.