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Searching for Contents

This page explains how to use the search bar to find the contents you need. Please keep in mind that on CMIS and Documentum repositories searching is case-sensitive.

Basic search is enabled by default in all pages. If you go to the Search page, you can use the following form:

  • Name - content or folder name
  • Owner - user currently set as owner of the content or folder. By default, it's the user who created the entry.

In other pages, basic search is always performed by Name.

You can switch to Advanced mode to enter custom search queries. One example when this is necessary is

  1. Select Advanced option next to the search bar:

  2. Enter your query:

    Note the syntax used: from EntryType where property = value orderBy property orderingType. Here's what you can use in the query:

    • as EntryType - Content, Folder or any custom type (if defined).
    • as property = value - any property of EntryType with a value, for example owner = 'username' or createdBy = userName(). Note that strings must be encapsulated by single quotes (').
    • as property after orderBy - any property of the EntryType.
    • as OrderingType - asc for ascending or desc for descending.

    For full information about GMQL (query language used by ADx, provided by Tribefire platform), see GMQL Where.


ADx REST API provides a corresponding endpoint for searching contents. For more information, see REST API.