By default a search looks into topic titles, topic texts and form fields in the current web
. Extend your search to "all public webs" to get more results.
Search this site as you are used to with Google:
- Type the words you want to find
- Multiple words are combined:
intranet web service returns all pages that have the three words anywhere in the page
- Use double quotes for literal search (also known as phrase search) to search the exact words in that exact order, for example
- Exclude words using minus signs, for instance:
soap -shampoo (use double quotes if you want to search for a leading minus sign, like
TIP: to search for all topics that contain
, a literal
, but not
soap wsdl "web service" -shampoo
"My search returned less than I expected"
Perhaps your search words are listed in the stop word
list and excluded from the results. a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z
If you want to search for a word in the stop word list, prefix the word with a plus sign
Some explanations of used terms.
| Keyword search
|| Use Google-like queries as in
soap "web service" -shampoo; searches word parts: using the example, topics with "soapsuds" will be found as well, but topics with "shampoos" will be excluded
| Word search
|| Identical to
keyword but searches whole words: topics with "soapsuds" will not be found, and topics with "shampoos" will not be excluded
| Literal search
|| Also known as phrase search; search the exact words in that exact order
| Regular expression search
|| Universal way of writing advanced search queries
| Query search
|| Extend the search to form fields, parent relationships and file attachment information
| Case sensitive
|| By default searches are not case sensitive, so writing "Wiki" or "wiki" will get the same results
| Public webs
|| You won't see results from Webs that you don't have access to
Creating your own search
Go to advanced search
to see your search query translated to a
macro. It will look somewhat like this:
"\"stuff I've read\""
You can copy and paste this text to any topic to get show search results on that page.
More search options
SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE: Default search type for search forms which calls the
SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE: Default search type for
SEARCHSTOPWORDS: List of stop words (common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search)
a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z
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