About structured searches

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Structured searches work by comparing criteria you specify to various properties of objects. These criteria can be based on object metadata as well as on object content. You can also specify whether objects need to meet any or all of the specified criteria.

To perform a structured search, you use the Structured Search page of the Search Console.

Note: While the metadata query engine is active, the Structured Search page is called the Structured Query page.

Within a single structured search, you can specify multiple criteria. With the exception of the content class property (metadata query engine only), each criterion has the form:


On the Structured Search page, you select both properties and operators from dropdown lists. Depending on the property, you either select or type the value.

Examples of criteria for structured searches are:
Object Size less than 2049
Namespace is finance (europe)
Title contains budget proposal
Shredding is not Shred on Delete
Ingest Time before 2011-11-30T14:55:55-0500

After creating a structured search, you can change it to an advanced search by clicking Show as advanced. The Advanced Search page opens and shows the specified search criteria translated into the search query language.

Note: After displaying a structured search as an advanced search, you cannot change it back to a structured search. You can, however, use your browser back button to return to the page showing the structured search.