We support the following modifiers through our search so that you can find what you’re looking for through quick specifications.
We can take a more in-depth look at each to see how to use them.
1. Term - Search any word or group of words as separate items
How it works: Add any word or group of words to find them across file content and metadata.
Example: Stock purchase consulting will search for documents that have all of those terms. This type of search works like an AND search. It finds documents that have 'stock' AND 'purchase' AND 'consulting'
2. “Query” - Exact Match Search
How it works: Add quotation marks to your query to search for an exact match
Example: Searching for “limited to user information and data relating to user activities” will find all documents with that phrase in their content.
3. -Query - Does not contain query
How it works: Use a subtract modifier to exclude a term from your search.
Example: Stock purchase -payoff will search for all documents that contain 'stock' AND 'purchase' NOT 'payoff'.
4. Type - Specify file extension
How it works: Use the type: modifier to specify a file extension you’re looking for.
Example: Stock purchase type:pdf will search for all documents that contain stock and purchase that are PDFs.
5. Before - Find files before a certain date
How it works: Use the before: modifier with the following format before:YYYY-MM-DD to specify files created before that date
Example: Searching for stock purchase before:2019-01-01 will find all documents that contain the words stock and purchase that were created before January 1st, 2019.
6. After - Find files after a certain date
How it works: Use the after: modifier with the following format after:YYYY-MM-DD to specify files created after that date.
Example: Searching for stock purchase after:2019-01-01 will find all documents that contain the words 'stock' AND 'purchase' that were created after January 1st, 2019.
7. Near - Use proximity search to find words within a certain distance
How it works: Use the near: modifier with the following format near:word1,distance,word2 (no spaces) to specify a search for two words within a certain number of words
Example: Searching for near:stock,3,agreement will find all documents that contain the words stock and agreement within three words. e.g. will find stock agreement and stock purchase agreement
Note: Proximity search on Onna does not take into account the order of the words in a sentence. For example, near:credit,3,agreement and near:agreement,3,credit will return the same results as they're both looking for sentences with 'agreement' and 'credit' within three words, regardless of the order.
Looking for more ways to filter your searches in Onna? Check out our article on using filters for search.
For searches where you can use boolean, wild card or search multiple terms with OR, check out our article on advanced search.