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nDepth query not returning correct results when using multiple NOT conditions

Updated August 21, 2017


Sometimes when using multiple NOT conditions for the same field in an nDepth search query, it will ignore all of the NOT conditions and return all results.



  • LEM all versions



The cause is unknown at this time.



The current workaround for this issue is to create a new User Defined Group and add all of the conditions that you were using a NOT operand for in nDepth. You can then adjust your query in nDepth to use only one NOT condition and have it reference the UDG you created.


  1. Go to Build > Groups, click the + sign, and choose User Defined Group.
  2. Add all of the individual data points you want to search for into the Name and Data fields one per line. Click Save on the bottom right when finished.
  3. Go back to nDepth and delete all but one NOT condition.
  4. Expand User-Defined Groups on the left side and drag the new group you created to the right side of your NOT condition.
  5. Perform your search again and the correct results should be returned.





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