Feedback requested: Search experience in community

LaurenP
Flexera Alumni
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Happy Thursday! Thank you for being an active contributor to the Flexera Community. We would like to know what you think of the search function in the Community. Please tell us your thoughts in a comment below.

Are you having any challenges? What has worked well for you in the past? Are there any improvements you would like to see? Do you have any other thoughts or concerns?

We greatly appreciate and value your feedback. Thank you for being a valuable contributor to the Flexera Community!

3 Comments
mfranz
Trusted advisor

The search function has really improved since the launch of the community.

Is there a way to search for multiple specific strings? E.g. "this is a string" & "this as well"

LaurenP
Flexera Alumni

Hi @mfranz ,

Thank you for your response, your feedback is greatly appreciated!

There are a few ways to search for multiple specific strings. For example, using "#" and "AND" will allow for a multi-criteria search:

# content AND source AND dynamics (Find documents that have all three keywords in them: "content", "source", and "dynamics".)

To search for exact words or phrases, use quotation marks to specify the exact word you would like to see returned:

# "recognise" (This search will ignore documents that have "recognize", "recognized", "recognised", "recognization" and other forms of "recognise".)

For any further questions, please refer to this article for more information.

https://community.flexera.com/t5/Using-Community-Search/Use-Advanced-Search/ta-p/144621 

mfranz
Trusted advisor

Thanks, that's really helpful.

The trick seems to be to leave the standard search empty and consequently use the advanced search. Otherwise results are a mix of both.