Canto’s advanced search options gives users the ability to dive even deeper into their searches to locate the desired asset.
To activate the advanced search options, hover over or click the magnifying glass icon in the search field.
The advanced search menu is divided into three sections:
Users can decide to do a global search (the default search) or search exclusively within the currently posted results.
2. Combine terms:
Users can do a boolean-style search for files. The robust combined terms search tool has capacities to look for more dedicated, refined selections:
Note: Using a space ( ), a comma (,), or a semicolon (;) will all work to separate terms.
- Select AND (the default setting) to search for files with all of the words in the text field. eg. lettuce; tomato; carrot
- Entering multiple search terms with separation will yield a result fielding all files that match exactly the search term. eg. Searching for San Francisco will generate results that exactly the words 'San Francisco.'
- Using the minus sign to designate the purposeful absence of a term you would like to exclude.
- For example, if you'd like to search for files containing "apple" but not "orange," you would enter into the search bar apple, -orange.
- Select OR to search for files that include at least one of the typed words.
- Entering multiple search terms with separation will yield a result fielding all files that match at least a part of the search term. eg. Searching for San Francisco will generate results that have both the words 'san' and 'francisco.'
- Since the OR search tool allows you to search multiple files, you can search for many terms at once. Type in your search terms that you would like included into the search, and the results will yield all files that match with one of the terms you've entered. eg. 101, 102, 103, 125, 387, 815
- The Wildcard Search lets you search for a term with only approximate knowledge of its file name by using an asterisk * before or after the term.
- For example, you know that a file has the word Jack in it, but is unsure of what comes before or after it. Entering *Jack or Jack* will yield results for all files that include the word, regardless of what comes before or after the term. The setting can be either AND or OR.
3. Only within fields:
This option is for users who want a specific search within certain fields. You may narrow your searches even further by checking these boxes
The fields that can be searched are Description, Keywords, Tags, Custom Fields, Filename, Comments, Author, and Smart Tags. Users can choose to search in one field, multiple fields, or click Select All to search in all eight fields.