Advanced searching

When you perform an advanced search, you can search for a text string in one, all, or a subset of apps. You can also apply different filters to your search query.

An advanced search searches across all the apps. For example, searching for the keyword "project" across all the apps returns a list of results with the word "project" in the title, description, tags, or content. The search results can include content from any of the apps included in your installation of IBM® Connections, for example, bookmarks, activities, blogs, communities, files, forums, profiles, and wikis. It can also include status updates.

You can limit your search to one or more apps if you want to narrow your results to content from specific areas. For example, a search for the keyword "project" that is limited to the Activities app returns results from Activities with the word "project" in the title, description, tags, or content. You can further narrow your search results by searching your own content only. For example, searching the Communities app when Search MY content is selected searches only the communities that you own and the communities to which you belong.

When you search for a phrase, you must enclose the phrase in double quotation marks ("); single word search terms do not need to be enclosed in quotation marks. You can further refine the scope of your search by combining search terms with Boolean operators to create a more complex query. For more information about the search operators that you can use when performing an advanced search, see Advanced search options. You can also perform wildcard searches, and group search terms by using parentheses to form sub-queries.
Note: Search terms are not case-sensitive.

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