Box Search Tips
Use quotes to search for exact matches on phrases. For example:
A search for "marketing 2014" returns a result that has sales and marketing 2014 within its text. It does not return a result that has marketing and sales 2014.
You can use Boolean operators in your search. The operators are AND, OR, and NOT and are not case sensitive.
- AND returns documents that contain both the search terms. For example:
A search for marketing AND BoxWorks returns a result that has both marketing and BoxWorks within its text. It does not return a result that only has BoxWorks in its text.
- OR returns documents that contain either of the search terms. For example:
A search for marketing OR BoxWorks returns a result that has either marketing or BoxWorks within its text.
- NOT returns documents that contain the first search term but not the second. For example:
A search for marketing NOT BoxWorks returns a result that has only marketing within its text. Anything with the word BoxWorks is omitted.
Trailing wildcards are implicitly included in search results because of the way text is indexed. Searching for Bo results in items with the words Box or Boat or Boxer. It is the equivalent of searching for Bo* or Bo% in traditional search engines. Traditional wildcard notation is not supported by Box, such as %ox%
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