Keyword searching - Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange User Guide

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User Guide

About this task

A keyword search on the homepage generates a list of documents that contain references to a keyword.

Procedure

To search for a keyword, complete the following steps:

  1. Optional: To change the language of the documentation that you view, from the language list on the left of the search bar, select an option.
    Note: You only see documentation if the content is available in the selected language.
  2. In the search bar, enter a keyword.
  3. Optional: When you enter the keyword, possible documentation matches appear below the search bar. To view a suggested document, click the title of the document.
  4. If you do not see the document that you are looking for, click the Search icon to view the full search results. Alternatively, use quotes, *, or Boolean operators OR, NOT, or AND to enhance your search capabilities.
  5. If there are too many search results, use the filters on the search results page to perform an advanced search. See Advanced searching.
    Table 1. Search examples
    Search type Keywords Results
    Phrase Network Engine Returns all topics that contain Network and/or Engine in any order.
    “Network Engine” Returns all topics that contain Network and Engine in that order. The results will not include topics where Engine appears before Network.
    Wildcard install* Returns topics that contain install, installs, installer, installing, installation, and so on.
    Network*Engine Returns topics that contain Network Engine, Network Control Engine, Network Automation Engine, Network Integration Engine, and so on.
    "20 N*m" actuator Returns topics that contain both 20 N·m and actuator.
    Note: Use the * wildcard for special characters or symbols that you cannot easily type in the search bar. For example, the · middle dot or the ° degree symbol.
    Boolean operator Network AND Engine Returns topics that contain both Network and Engine.
    Network OR Engine Returns topics that contain either Network or Engine.
    Network NOT Engine Returns topics that contain Network but not Engine.
    Document number LIT-12011042 Returns documents that contain LIT-12011042 in the document number metadata and/or topics that contain LIT-12011042.
    LIT-1201104* Expands the search to include LIT-12011042, LIT-12011043, LIT-12011047, and so on.
    24-10143-01477 Returns documents that contain 24-10143-01477 in the document part number metadata and/or topics that contain 24-10143-01477.
    24-10143-* Expands the search to include 24-10143-01477, 24-10143-403, 24-10143-268, and so on.
    Product code MS-NAE5510-3 Returns documents that contain MS-NAE5510-3 in the product code metadata and/or topics that contain MS-NAE5510-3.
    MS-NAE55* Expands the search to include MS-NAE5510-3, NAE5510-2U, NAE55xx-3, NAE551S-2, and so on.
    A421* Returns documents that contain A421, A421ABT-02C, A421GEF-01C, and so on in the product code metadata and/or topics that contain A421, A421ABT-02C, A421GEF-01C, and so on.
    A421ABT* Narrows the search to include A421ABT, A421ABT-02C, and so on.