Special actions in search folders

Search folders show the query and the search domain directly above the listing of search results. The query, which in general may be very complex, is shown in an abbreviated form, indicating only its type (AND or OR) and the search criteria involved.

With simple queries that only use one search string (possibly in several search expressions), you may modify this search string and start a search without having to tend to the search form.

      Enter your modified search string in the search field provided in the search folder header and click [Search again].

In a search folder, the following additional actions are offered in the  File  menu.

      Select  File    Edit Query  to repeat your search with a modified query.

      Select  File    Redo Search  to repeat your search with an unmodified query.

      Select  File    Save as  to store temporary search results in a permanent search folder. Optionally enter name, description and tags for the permanent search folder, if the name is to be different from the default name. Determine the place in your folder hierarchy where to store the search folder using the navigation window. Per default, the search folder will be stored in the current folder. Should your browser not support Dojo (also see 3.8.1 Style sheets), the search folder will appear in your clipboard, from where you may paste it to a suitable folder.

All these actions are also available as iconized buttons in the action shortcut bar, if so configured in your personal preferences.

Ignoring search results

You may exclude certain non-interesting results from display in the search results list.

      Choose Aktion  Ignore  in the action menu of a search result.

Such a result will not be shown in the search folder listing, even if the search is repeated or the search query edited. If search results are ignored, ‘Result List’ is displayed at the right-hand end of the multi-action toolbar.

The search results ignored are summarized in the ‘Ignore List’, which is displayed via  View    Filter    Ignore List . In this view, you may also revoke ignoring a search result by a repeated Aktion  Ignore  in the action menu. Via  View    Filter    Result List  you return to the list of search results. Switching between ignore and result list may also be done using the drop-down menu that is shown when you click on either ‘Ignore List’ or ‘Result List’ at the right-hand end of the mul­ti-action toolbar.

Ignoring search results is not a personal preference, ignoring is valid for all members of the search folder.

Filtering search results

If your BSCW server does not employ an indexing service for searching, you can filter search results, e.g. by object type and file type, via  View    Filter  as in normal folders. Ignoring search results has no effect when you filter according to other criteria. For performance rea­sons, there is no possibility of filtering search results, if your BSCW server makes use of an indexing service for searching.