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Search terms cheat sheet

These are mostly for the search page, but supported in most search boxes, for example when adding songs or artists to albums.

Note: for short queries the match mode by default is "Prefix match", unless overridden as below. For longer queries, the "Words match" mode is used by default.

QueryMeaningExampleFinds
QuotesExact match"Hatsune Miku"Hatsune Miku
Trailing asteriskPrefix matchHatsune Miku*Hatsune Miku, Hatsune Miku Append, Hatsune Miku V3
Leading asteriskWords match*MiHatsune Miku, SF-A2 codename miki
artist-typeFilter by artist typeartist-type:UTAUKasane Teto, Namine Ritsu
artist-tagFilter by artist tagartist-tag:vocaloid2Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka
VocaDB URLFind by URLhttp://vocadb.net/Ar/1Hatsune Miku
Video service URLFind by URLhttp://youtu.be/iOFZKwv_LfAOdds & Ends
UnderscoreMatch any single characterMik_Hatsune Miku, SF-A2 codename miki