Monday, November 20, 2017

How to do “starts with” in KQL


When I wrote KQL – The basics back in 2014 I forgot to cover how you can achieve starts with for text property queries. It’s not an operator per say, as it combines equals with quotes and wildcard.

To find all items where title starts with Mikael, you can write:


Note that title="mik*" will not work, you need to type full terms before the wildcard for this to work, but still quite useful. I have also updated the original post to cover this.