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I have a search query, in which I want certain a field to return results where its value is empty :

(contentclass:sts_listitem OR IsDocument:True) SPSiteUrl:http://sharepoint2013b:41000/sites/Catalog ListId:e56dfdd7-4f96-4fa5-b4d5-da75fd56aefd (wstaxidMetadataRegion:**EMPTY**) 

How do I do that? Could not see any option from : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee558911.aspx

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Do you find any solution ? I search similar query like (StartDate>={Today} or StartDate:EMPTY) –  user2182475 Mar 18 '13 at 13:48
No, I just added a default value for my field(that cannot be any possible value for that field in real scenario) and checked with that. –  vikas mehta Mar 20 '13 at 5:15
Same problem here I want to have (PublishingStartDate <= {Today} OR PublishingStartDate:EMPTY). –  Marlou Jan 15 at 9:52

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The only option I found was to do a search as so:

NOT (MetadataProperty:"ABC" OR MetadataProperty:"DEF" OR MetadataProperty:"GHI") and send it Search Query JSON using window.location.href or entering it in the search box

http://MyServer/site/Searchpage.aspx?Default={"k":"NOT (MetadataProperty:\"ABC\" OR MetadataProperty:\"DEF\" OR MetadataProperty:\"GHI\")","r":[]}
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