Using Search in DocuShare Flex
Note: This applies to
DocuShare Flex search
methods enable you to quickly find objects on your site. When an object is added
to a folder, the solution indexes and stores information about the object (also
called properties) in a database. If the object is a document, the solution
also stores its content. A search checks the database to find the objects that
match your search terms.
DocuShare Flex provides
two search methods:
Simple search—An easy-to-use search interface for finding
content based on a word or
Quick search—A search that finds content based on one or
more property values. It is
when you need to find the same types of content on a regular basis, such as
invoices, or contracts.
The simple search area
is available on the page heading of every page. It lets you easily search for content.
Simple search uses stemming to find content that contains variations of the
word you specify. For example, a search for fishing finds content containing
the words that stem to fish: fishing, fished, fish, etc.
To run a simple search:
the page heading, enter a word or phrase in the Search box.
Flex searches are not case-sensitive. You can exclude common words such as from,
it, and where. Click the Information icon for search tips.
you are running the search from the Files page, you can click the triangle in
the search box and select the search scope: Search This Folder or Search
The search results
display in a column listing. You can sort the results by column by clicking any
of the column titles.
Refine a simple search
You can use operators
or symbols in a search to narrow your results.
Operator / symbol What is does
for content that contains all of the search words.
for content that contains one of the search words.
for content that contains one search word and not the other.
Question mark (?) Matches a single character.
Asterisk (*) Matches
none, one, or several of the characters.
Quick search provides a
form to let you further refine a search. Quick search is available from most site
pages and the Search page.
To run a quick search:
the sidebar, click Search. The Search page is displayed.
the Search for menu, select the object type you want to search for. The
other search fields change depending on the option you choose.
the fields, enter the search text (character, word, or phrase). DocuShare Flex
searches are not case-sensitive. You can exclude common words such as from, it,
and where. Click the Information icon for search tips.
The search results display in a column listing. You can
sort the results by column by clicking any of the column titles.
Note: This information can
also be found in the DocuShare Flex User Guide.
April 20, 2021
Solution ID: 2123