We support the following modifiers through our search so that you can find what you’re looking for through quick specifications.

  1. Term
  2. “Query”
  3. -Query
  4. type:
  5. before:
  6. after:
  7. near:

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 all documents that have all of those terms.


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 but not pay off.


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:2018-07-01 will find all documents that contain the words stock and purchase that were created before July 1st, 2018.


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:2018-07-01 will find all documents that contain the words stock and purchase that were created after July 1st, 2018.

7. Near - Use proximity search to find words within a certain distance

How it works: Use the near: modifier with the following format near:distance,word1,word2 (no spaces) to specify a search for two words within a certain number of words

Example: Searching for near:3,stock,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:3,credit,agreement and near:3,agreement,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

Did this answer your question?