Zyncro Features: Search (II)

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As we previously explained in the first part of this article, to search in Zyncro, you need to enter the term you want to search in the search box found in the top right corner of the screen.

In the second part of this article, we’re going beyond the segmented search to show the additional options in the Zyncro search that enables you to get more specific results.

You can do this in two ways:

 

Segmented Search

Enter the search criteria in the search box and when it shows you the results, you can use the fields that appear just below the search box on the right of the screen to refine the search:

Sections

You can perform a search on a specific section of your Zyncro by selecting the section and clicking on Filter. Only the items you have selected (messages/files and folders/groups/departments/people) in the section will be shown.

The sections can be:

  • Corporate newsfeed
  • Departments
  • Personal feed (the users you can see)
  • Private messages (your messages)
  • Your different work groups

People

It gives you the option to restrict the search according to the person that posted the item (messages, files, etc.)

This field is associated with your contacts and when you start to enter a text, it will suggest the users that contain the text entered.

You can select more than one person in this field.

Dates

With this field, you can display the items that have been published in Zyncro during a specific period of time on searching.

You can choose whether to display items published during:

  • the last 24 hours
  • the last week
  • the last month
  • the last year
  • and it even lets you customize the search period: posts in Zyncro from one date to another.

These search fields are restrictive, i.e. the number of results shown are reduced according to the combination of criteria entered.

Advanced Search

You can also perform precise searches using punctuation symbols in the text field.

The punctuation symbols that have been enabled for more specific searches are quotation marks and the + sign. They can be used together and separately and their function changes according to the combination used.

The most frequent search cases are:

Simple search (without quotation marks or + sign): Enter in the search box Word A Word B Word C – It will show you items in Zyncro that contain any of the 3 words that you have entered in the search box, regardless of the order in which they appear.

Search using the + sign: Enter in the search box Word A+Word B+Word C – It shows you items in Zyncro that contains the 3 words you have entered in the search. If they don’t contain all the words entered, they won’t be shown in the list of results.

Search using quotation marks: Enter in the search box “Word A Word B Word C” – It shows you items in Zyncro that contain the exact expression entered between quotation marks.

These options can be combined to create even more specific and precise searches.