dialog boxes and command line entries support the following wildcard characters.
These wildcard characters
can be used in object data queries and property queries. To use
wildcard characters in SQL queries, refer to your database software
for a list of supported characters.
||Matches any numeric digit.
||Matches any alphabetic character.
||Matches any nonalphanumeric character.
|* (asterisk) or% (percent)
||Matches any string, including the null string. It can
be used at the beginning, middle, or end of a string.
|? (question mark)
||Matches any single character.
||Matches anything but the next pattern.
|[ ] (brackets)
||Matches any one of the characters enclosed.
|[~ ] (tilde and brackets)
||Matches any character not enclosed.
||Specifies a range for a single character when inside
|' (reverse quote)
||Escape character; reads the next character literally.
||Enters a set when used between items.
Note Most AutoCAD Map 3D commands
are wildcard character-enabled. To use a wildcard character as a
literal character, precede the wildcard character with a back quote
(`). For example, if you have a layer named "Floor Plan #1," from
which you want to query some objects, type Floor Plan `#1 when
you create the query. If you select the name from a list box, the
back quote is added automatically to the text that appears in any
corresponding edit box. The wildcard characters for which this is
valid include #, @, .(period), ~.