The advanced search in Lotus Notes provides you the capability to use the features such as: full text search, operators and preconditions.
Using the full text search you can search for the specified file in the respective view and listed documents as well as their attachments. The user can use the operators such as: “AND, and, &”,” OR, or, | “, “NOT, not, !, -,” for customizing his search criteria.
The various Advanced search query options given to the user are:
Have a look at the article, Tips for searching an application: