advanced search syntax for box drive
In the search feature build into box drive, is there an advanced search syntax? How do I restrict results by time or date? How do I construct boolean searches (AND, OR)? Are there wildcards?
In the huge box deployment I am part of, the search is worthless without these.
I agree with Noel's post. The lack of advanced search really does make this hard to use. While I'm here - I would like to see:
2. Restrict by author
3. Restrict by File Type (ppt, pdf, txt, xls etc)
4. Restrict to title only
5. Restrict to Full text
6. Restrict by file size
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I agree - the Box search capability is close to worthless for anything serious without some advanced search capabilities - and Box Drive is absolutely useless. Both the box web and box drive search capabilities don't support even the most basic things, and seem to think the search string has OR between the search words.
The rest of Box is fairly awesome. But this means I have to go back to Box Sync, sync everything to the desktop, (1TB) and do searches with MS Explorer.
So much for it being a cloud application.
Welcome to Box Community and thanks for posting!
I understand that you're looking for ways where you could filter your content search in Box Drive. However, search filter such as advanced search syntax is currently not supported in Box Drive.
Please check out Box Drive's search functionality in Using Box Drive Basics article.
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