DocuShare Search Tips for 6.5.3
DocuShare Search Tips
DocuShare search features let you run quick searches from the navigation bar as well as create advanced search queries to get better search results.
Basic search tips
Using the Search area on the navigation bar, you can run quick searches by entering one or more search words (separate words with a space), choosing a search scope, and clicking Search.
When running a basic search follow these tips to improve your results:
Advanced search tips
Using the Advanced Search page, you create a search term by specifying three pieces of information:
Contains: Finds objects whose property value or content includes the search word or words.
Not Contains: Finds objects whose property value or content does not include the search word or words.
Equals: Finds objects whose property value or content matches the search word or words. Useful in finding exactly what you are looking for if you know exact text.
Not Equals: Finds objects whose property value or content does not match the search word or words.
Contains example: The title of a document is Around the World in 80 Days. A search for "contains 80 days in Title" would find the document, as well as any other documents with the words 80 days in their titles. A search for "contains ar* world in Title" would find the document.
Equals example: The title of a document is Around the World in 80 Days. A search for "equals around the world in 80 days in Title" would find the document.
Combining search terms
To further refine a search, you create additional search terms and combine them using logical operators.
And: Searches for objects that contain all of the search terms.
Or: Searches for objects that contain one of the search terms.
And Not: Searches for objects that contain one search term and not the other.
Note: When creating an Or search and the first search term is "contains <text> in Any Part or Document Content", use the contains operator in the second search term.
Using non alphanumeric characters
To find objects that include other non alphanumeric characters, such as a parenthesis or an equal sign (=), use the equals operator and select the specific property name.
To search for (650) 123-4567, enter: equals (650) 123-4567 in (User) Phone
Finding objects by handle number
To find an object using its handle, enter the complete handle: for example, collection-276. You also can use the asterisk character (*76) , but DocuShare may find more than the single object.
Solution Published: June 5th, 2012
Solution ID: 1134