Can someone explain to me how to use wild cards with QuickOSM? I'm trying to match all shops with a name starting with a specific word (e.g. Costco).

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You should go to the Query panel and write your own query such as:

out body;
out skel qt;

or in XML format, so QuickOSM will be able to highlight it correctly:

<osm-script output="xml" timeout="25">
        <query type="nwr">
            <has-kv k="shop"/>
            <has-kv k="name" regv="Costco(.*)"/>
            <bbox-query {{bbox}}/>
    <print mode="body"/>

Both queries work in the plugin. It the same.

QuickOSM is using the Overpass API language: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Overpass_API/Overpass_QL#Key.2Fvalue_matches_regular_expression_.28.7E.22key_regex.22.7E.22value_regex.22.29

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