VersionOne currently does not have a known way to search for strings containing wildcard characters. This causes problems when searching for certain items numbers that contain a period (.), which is a wildcard character in VersionOne searches. Our software has a naming convention that uses periods to label certain items and this convention is used extensively in our backlog. Because of this, search results often return many "false positives" because the period will match on any character. This renders the search function virtually useless, and is a big issue which is causing many of our engineers to lose confidence in the tool. Just about all software that uses wild card searches will accept "escape sequences" that allow items containing the wildcard character to searched. VersionOne needs to correct this defect.