Using Text Search

In Advanced Search, you can search for data using text or phrases. By default, the topics radio button is selected. Enter text in the topic or table name search box and click GO. If your search term matches a pre-defined topic (see Search Using Topics in Advanced Search), then this filter is added to ‘Your Selections’, and the data search results are updated. Otherwise, the search term will be used as a text search.

For example, you may enter ‘housing units’ in the topic or table name search box and the system will add the Housing topic filter ‘Housing Units’ to your selections. If you enter ‘economy’, then the system will search for data matching the word ‘economy’. A list of data products matching your search term is displayed.

The following table provides examples of search terms and expected results.

 

SEARCH TERM

EXPECTED RESULT

YOUR SELECTIONS

population

The system searches for data matching the search term ‘population’.

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2011

The system selects the Year topic filter ‘2011’ and adds to Your Selections.

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ancestry

The system selects the People topic filter ‘ancestry’ and adds to Your Selections.

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B01001

The system searches for data matching the table number ‘B01001’

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Detailed Table

The system selects the Product Type topic filter ‘Detailed Table’ and adds to Your Selections.

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A list of available topic filters is available by clicking on the topics button.

 

If your search term does not match an available topic filter or no data products are returned, the system may search for data using geographies, race or ethnic groups, industry codes, or occupation codes. A list of search options will be displayed. Select one of the hyperlinks to add items to your selections or click a show more link to open one of the navigation options on the left of the Advanced Search page.

The following image provides an example of the behavior described above.

 

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Removing Filters

 

     To remove a filter, click the remove filter button images\ebx_1200581997.gif

     To remove all filters, click images\ebx_1561413510.gif

 

Error Messages

You may encounter the following error message while searching for data using text or phrases:

 

“No results were found for search term(s) you entered.”

American FactFinder could not find matching data products based on the search term(s) you entered. Modify your selections and try again.

 

 

See Also

Search Using Filters in Advanced Search

Search Using Keywords in Advanced Search

Search Using Topics in Advanced Search

Search Using Geographies in Advanced Search

Search Using Race and Ethnic Groups in Advanced Search

Search Using Industry Codes in Advanced Search

Search Using EEO Occupation Codes in Advanced Search