Searching with Regular Expressions
For technically adept users, Citavi supports searching with regular expressions (regex). See www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=regexintroduction for an introduction to regular expressions, and refer to www.citavi.com/softlink?linkid=regexinfo for more detailed information.
When performing regex searches, prefix the search terms with RX . For example, to search for Meier, Maier, Meyer and Mayer, enter:
Be sure to type RX_ in capital letters so that Citavi can recognize it as a command. You can use regular expressions in both quick and advanced searches. You can also combine standard Citavi search syntax with regular expressions. For example, you can search for "M[ae][iy]er" in person fields and also search for "Edited Book" in reference type fields.
If your regular expression contains parentheses or spaces, you must place the entire regular expression, including the "RX_" prefix in quotation marks
Search options: Regex searches respect the A=a (Ignore case) option. The Whole word only and Allow spelling variations (ä=ae) options are ignored in a regex search. If necessary, provide the necessary conditions or equivalencies in the regular expression itself:
"RX_\binfo\b" finds "info" as a word, but not "information"
"RX_Z(u|ü)rich"finds "Zurich" and "Zürich"
Wildcards: During a regex search, the ? and * wildcards have their normal regex meanings and are not interpreted as wildcards.