Searching for Enterprise Content Management documents

Search for Enterprise Content Management documents by their content. Your administrator must enable this search.

  1. Select the Enterprise Documents scope from the search menu.
  2. Type words in the search field.
  3. Click the search icon.
Results are sorted by relevance in most cases. For more information on Enterprise Content Management search results and sorting, see the IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ 8.5 information center.
Change the search by selecting any of the following:
  • Select All Enterprise Documents to search on all Enterprise documents.
  • Select My Enterprise Documents to search documents that you created or updated.
  • Select My checked out Documents to search files you have checked out.

Then type words in the For field and click Search again.

Filter the results using the Document Type or Date filters. Click the question mark icons in each filter for help.

Note: The Document Type filter search on Enterprise files has different rules than search elsewhere in IBM Lotus Quickr. When you type search words in property fields, Lotus Quickr finds an exact match. For example, typing the word "cat" does not return "cats," and typing the word "running" does not return "run". However, unlike search elsewhere in Lotus Quickr, you can use the asterisk wildcard (*) anywhere in the word, for example "bat*" returns "bathroom" and "*bat" returns "combat." This search is also case-sensitive, for example typing "john" does not return "John."

To perform an advanced search, click in the search field, click the search icon without typing any words, and then use the advanced search filters to search. For example, in the empty results page, use the Document Type filter to search across all content.

Note: In some environments, full-text word searches only return documents that were uploaded in Lotus Quickr. In that case you can perform an advanced search on all documents using the Document Type or Date filters. For more information on Enterprise Content Management search environments, see the IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 information center.