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Unable to search for the SQL keyword BETWEEN

Was trying to find an answer I saw a few days back where some gave a Linq example. I entered ".Where(" as my search term and it comes back with the error message: "Please enter some text to search for in the upper right!"

same thing happens with the following terms:

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marked as duplicate by Jeff Atwood Jul 19 '09 at 20:20

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The same happens when you search for "from" – Eliseo Ocampos Jul 15 '09 at 14:55
as well as "to" – Ian Elliott Jul 15 '09 at 14:56
why not "select" then? – ChrisF Jul 15 '09 at 14:58
@ChrisF: What harm is select without from? – GEOCHET Jul 15 '09 at 14:59
But not "select" because is not on the stop list - sugarcrm.com/wiki/… – ChrisF Jul 15 '09 at 15:00
@RichB - I realised that after I double checked the link you provided. So the moral is think first then type. – ChrisF Jul 15 '09 at 15:01
Search definitely doesn't like you searching for "--", stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/search – Ian Elliott Jul 15 '09 at 15:04

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Because it is a stop word.

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Yep, this is a stop word and will not be searched. Use more unique words in your search..


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That's the problem. The only part of the question I remember is that it had some Linq code including a .Where( – Kevin Jul 22 '09 at 14:18
And interesting that you link to your own article where you basically question whether stop words are even necessary. – Kevin Jul 22 '09 at 14:25
remember, Google, like God, is Always There.. – Jeff Atwood Jul 23 '09 at 0:23

Sounds like SQL keywords are being filtered out for safety.

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I don't think that would be necessary – Ian Elliott Jul 15 '09 at 14:59

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