Use Advanced Search
Refine your searches with search operators and the advanced search filter to find what you are looking for in less time.
SearchUnify provides three Boolean operators, an exact match capability, and two wildcards—for terms and characters respectively. To use any of any operator, prefix your search query with an octothorpe (
#) and space.
Example Search Query
# salesforce NOT lithium finds all documents that have the keyword
salesforce but don't have the keyword
An operator work to the word following it. To use an operator on a phrase, either enclose the phrase in double quotes or add an operator before each word in the phrase. Example
# community NOT "china programmers": Find documents with the term
community, but without the phrase
# community NOT china programmers: Find documents with the terms
# community NOT china NOT programmers: Find documents with the terms
community, but neither
|| Returns documents containing the terms or phrases on the left and right of
|| Same as
|| Finds documents containing either of the terms or phrases around
|| Same as
|| Excludes documents that contain the term or phrase followed by
|| Limits the search to documents that contain the term or phrase following
||Wildcard for terms and phrases.||
||Functions as a wildcard for single-character term.||
Advanced Search Form
The most frequently used operators have been added to Advanced Search.
- Run a search.
- Use the search drop down to refine your query. Three options are available:
- With the Exact Phrase. The query will be searched as it is. A search for "recognise" will not find the documents with the spelling "recognize." This option doesn't affect queries in language such as Chinese and English where words don't decline that much, but in languages such as Russian and Korean, the results can be significantly different.
- With One or More Words. All the documents containing even one word from the multiword query will be returned. "fast food" will return documents containing the terms "fast", "food", and "fast food."
- Without the Words. The documents containing the query will be excluded. This is equivalent to adding a hyphen in front of a query in the search box.
# fast -foodfind all documents with a mention of "fast" but without "food."
Results Per Page
View up to 25 results right on the first search page, up from the default 10. Scroll down to find Results Per Page and select from 10, 15, 20, or 25. The settings will be saved in session history. It means that you will see the preferred number of results during the entire session.
To return to the default number, start a new session. The setting is available on all search clients and works on all devices. You have already seen Results Per Page on desktops. The next images show how Results Per Page looks like on mobile devices and in Salesforce Console.
Facets are a great way to narrow the scope of your search. If you cannot find a facet value immediately, use the . It's especially useful if the platform you are exploring is large.
- Term: A string delimited by space characters.
- Phrase: An array of terms.
- File: A Microsoft Word document, PDF, webpage, image alt-text, issue, ticket, meta data, or any piece of content that can be crawled and indexed.
Last updated: Friday, January 8, 2021
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