Search Tips for UB Whitepages
Learn how to refine your UB Whitepages searches.
The standard search mode has search memory and uses the last search as the default for the next search which is useful for minor iterations. Using a hyphen ("-") prefix on any search switches to no search memory mode which is useful for a series of distinct searches. Using an exclamation ("!") switches to standard search memory mode. The current search mode persists until another mode prefix is used.
- Searches are limited to 250 results.
- The asterisk "*" matches any character or characters.
- Enter a name, multiple names, a phone number or an email address.
- Spaces in the search will be replaced with asterisks. E.g., Vi Bul is converted to *Vi*Bul*
- A single name (e.g. Smith) searches for a UBITName and a surname. The surname search has an asterisk added at the end (Smith becomes Smith*) but the UBITName does not.
- Multiple names (e.g. John Smith) cause a Full Name search.
- Vic ull is converted to Vic*ull* and matches Victor E. Bull.
- Non-letters like " ' " (apostophe) or " - " (hyphen) should be replaced with an asterisk.
- Numbers like 716-645-1234 or 645-1234 are treated as phone numbers.
- Phone numbers have the form NNN-NNN-NNN or NNN-NNNN. Hyphens are required.
- Four digits (e.g. 5000) search North and South Campus.
Forcing a search type
- A ";" (semicolon) prefix forces UBITName search.
- A " " (space) prefix forces Full Name search.
- A "+" (plus sign) prefix forces Telephone Number search.
- A "-" (hyphen) switches to no search memory mode
- A "!" (exclamation mark) switches to search memory mode
See the search filter
- A ";" (semicolon) suffix will display the search item.
Using LDAP filtersDirect LDAP search filters are supported e.g.: (&(department=Ent* Infr* Services)(givenName=A*))
Simple LDAP search filters are of the form
(x(tag=value)(tag=value) ... ) tag1 tag2 ... tagNwhere x is a logical operator e.g. | or &. The "(" (open parenthesis) prefix indicates a raw search. Raw searches via this form do not support the
'tag1 tag2 ... tagN'arguments used to restrict the returned values. Examples:
(&(department=Office of the President)(affiliationcode=staff)(physicaldeliveryofficename=501 Capen Hall))Internal substitution allows these abbreviated forms:
(&(dept=Office of the President)(affil=staff)(office=501 Capen Hall))As a further simplification search1 & search2 is converted to
(&(search1)(search2))This is not a general conversion, only two terms are permitted and only & and | are allowed. So
(&(dept=Office of the President)(affil=staff))can be written as
dept=Office of the President & affil=staffBelow find the (possibly abbreviated) mapping from the LDAP attribute to colloquial English names.