Patterns and masks
If you select Looks Like Search Pattern in the relevant Search dialog box, you can select from the following pattern types:
- Social Security numbers
- For the US, the pattern is nine consecutive digits, or the same digits with punctuation separators: nnn-nn-nnnn. Patterns for several countries are offered; select an entry to see the pattern for the selected country.
- Phone numbers
- Phone number patterns exist for many countries. They are flexible: with or without area and country codes; area codes in brackets are accepted.
- Credit card numbers
- The pattern consists of 16 consecutive digits, or four groups of four digits with punctuation separators.
- E-mail addresses
- This pattern looks for the ampersand with characters before and after, and typical domain names such as .com, .net, and .org.
- This pattern accepts a wide variety of date formats in different orders, with items as numbers or words, with varied punctuation.