Here are some tips on how to search your content easily in Box.

 

Exact Match

Use quotes to search for exact matches on phrases.

 

For example:

A search for "marketing 2014" returns a result that has sales and marketing 2014 within its text. It does not return a result that has marketing and sales 2014. Please note that punctuations within quoted searches are ignored.

 

 

Boolean Search

You can use Boolean operators in your search. The operators are AND, OR, and NOT and are not case sensitive.

  • AND returns documents that contain both the search terms. For example:
    A search for marketing AND BoxWorks returns a result that has both marketing and BoxWorks within its text. It does not return a result that only has BoxWorks in its text.

  • OR returns documents that contain either of the search terms. For example:
    A search for marketing OR BoxWorks returns a result that has either marketing or BoxWorks within its text.

  • NOT returns documents that contain the first search term but not the second. For example:
    A search for marketing NOT BoxWorks eturns a result that has only marketing within its text. Anything with the word BoxWorks is omitted.

 

Wildcard Search

Trailing wildcards are implicitly included in search results because of the way text is indexed. Searching for Bo results in items with the words Box or Boat or Boxer. It is the equivalent of searching for Bo* or Bo% in traditional search engines. Traditional wildcard notation is not supported by Box, such as %ox%

 

 

Saving Search Queries

The search query term and any filters are encoded as part of the URL – even the meaning of relative filters such as Last Week is preserved. So relative date filters will always imply dates that are relative to the time the query is executed.

 

This makes saving a search query much easier. The two options to save a query are via Box’s bookmark capability or via the browser’s bookmarking feature:

 

When you’ve conducted a search that you want to save, just copy the URL into the clipboard. Then navigate to the All Files page, click on + New in the header and then click on New Bookmark. In the address field paste the address that you copied from the search. Each time you click that link – the same search is executed!

 

You can also bookmark that URL using your browser – each time you visit that bookmark the search is executed!