Searching IBM Connections

Use the search control in the title bar to search through IBM® Connections.

About this task

Search for content from a specific app or search throughout IBM Connections.

When you enter text in the search box and press Enter or click the search icon, a search for that text is carried out according to the scope that you specified in the scope drop-down list.

Finding people: When you start to enter a person's name in the search box, the drop-down list displays user names that match the search text. When you click one of the names in the drop-down list, that person's profile is displayed. If you click More Directory Results... at the bottom of the drop-down list, the directory page opens.


  1. From any view, type the word or term that you want to search for into the Search field on the title bar.
  2. Define the scope of the search by clicking the Down arrow next to the Search field, and then selecting one of the following options:
    Option Description
    All Content Searches for the text string in of IBM Connections.
    app_name Searches for the text string in an individual app.
    Note: The option to select which app to search is only available when you are in the Home page or on the Advanced Search page.
    Advanced Opens the Advanced Search page from which you can search for the text string in one, all, or a subset of apps. For more information, see Performing an advanced search.

    If your administrator has enabled a custom search option, it is displayed in the list as well.

  3. Click the search Search icon icon.

    The search results are displayed in the Search Results page. Click the title of a result to open it.

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