Given the search terms x,y,z, I want to construct a search query that returns

x AND (y OR z)

i.e. documents that do contain x and at least one of y and z (or both y and z). Now according to the documentation, I can use the following query


Now I am wondering if this returns what I want or rather

(x AND y) OR z

I found no way to test that. Any hint (also on how to test it) is very appreciated!


Short answer

Instead of





  • q It's required.

    The search expression.

  • hq

    Appends the specified query terms to the query, as if they were combined with a logical AND operator.

  • Thanks for looking at the question. The problem is, I may have to query terms like "(x OR y) AND (z OR a)" so I still need to know how the parentheses are set. – Karsten W. Dec 7 '16 at 9:05
  • Even your answer did not really help, I award the bounty to you. – Karsten W. Dec 13 '16 at 14:14

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