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Searching kBase

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There are two ways to search in the new kBase, inline and full-text search.

Inline Search

Start typing in the Search box and kBase will search Article Titles for a match.

Inline Search is the recommended method for searching because it is faster and more predictable, and your results list will be shorter.

Let us search for "sql" and see what pops up...

next article

Wasn't that easy? The inline search is super-fast and, as long as the editor has done his or her job titling the article; you should be able to find whatever you are looking for instantly.

Full-Text Search

Now, if you click the Search button next article after typing in a search word or phrase, kBase searches Articles, Titles, and Content. Then provides a ranked results page:

next article

This is a more comprehensive search, so you may have to scroll/navigate through several pages of results to find the correct article.

Search Tips

When typing a search term in the Search box - you will see a list of 'quick find' results, these are articles that contain the search term in their Title. If you click the search button, after entering a search term or phrase, the system searches Titles and Content (you will see more results).

Search through all the content in OCS Knowledge Center for subjects that interest you.

Restrict your search a product.

Set filters to define your own personal search preferences.

When searching, you can use a Product abbreviation/code to narrow your search:

  • CLS - Classic Products (general, common, shared)
  • OST - On-Screen Takeoff
  • QB - Quick Bid
  • DPC - Digital Production Control

Don't hit the Search button, allow kBase to search titles for what you typed in and the search locates every article with the search term in the title.

If the inline search is not finding what you need, that means your keywords aren't in the Title of any articles.

Click the Search button and kBase searches Titles and article Content.

Your results list will be much longer. On the Results screen, or even before you get to Results, you can click "Advanced Search" which allows you to limit your search to whichever Categories you want to search.

Product documentation (user guides) describes functionality in the latest version of each major release and may not match the functionality in the version you are using. Please check the Product Information and Downloads pages by clicking one of the product buttons above.

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