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General Search Hints
1. Search on only one or two fields at a time.
2. Enter as little information as possible to account for spelling variations.
Search for "Club" instead of "West Club Boulevard", in case it is entered as "W Club Blvd".
Search for "Smith J" instead of "Smith Jim", it case it is entered as "Smith James".
3. Don't use periods or other punctuation. Search for "Public John Q" instead of "Public, John Q."
A 10/13 digit number with dashes. Example: 2807-88-9122-000
If entered, must be at least 6 digits.
Generally entered as last name space first name. Example: Smith John
Generally just the street name, no house number. Example: Main St
Full address (house number and street name). Example: 520 Main St
Click on Headers to sort column. Click on Row to "Zoom To".
Click a draw tool to start.
Click a measure tool to start.
Zoom to current location For use with GPS enabled devices. Check your device and browser settings to make sure location services are enabled.
4. Enter a value into the box to the right of the operator.
5. Click "Add to Query".
6. Optional: repeat steps 2 thru 5 to build more complex queries.
7. Click "Run".
You can also type directly into the "Query" box to edit a query or to create queries more complex than supported by the interface.
One major stumbling block is data that looks like a number or a date, but is stored as text.
These are difficult to query and get the desired results. A common example: if ACRES is a text field, a query like
will not return any parcels where ACRES=2 because, alphabetically, "2" is greater than "10" or even "1000000". You can try a query like
CAST(ACRES AS FLOAT)<10
which might work, but if there is any non-numeric data in that field (like "10.0AC"), the query will fail. Then you could try
(CHARINDEX('AC',ACRES)>1) AND (CAST(LEFT(ACRES,CHARINDEX('AC',ACRES)-1) as FLOAT)<10)
but any inconsistency in the data will thwart that also, and the required knowedge of both the raw data and SQL quickly goes far beyond the scope of this document.
Town of Blowing Rock, NC
Geographic Information System
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