Online Help Search Tips

To search the online help, enter a search term in the search bar in the header, and click the Search button, which is the magnifying glass. The search results display, and the matching results show how many times the term is mentioned. A link to each of the topics containing the search term displays.

To return to the search results after clicking on a link to one of the topics, click your browser's back button.

Multiple Word Search

Use quotes around multiple word search terms (for example, “data source”) to view the topics that contain an exact phrase.

When a topic is opened from the search results page, the search terms are highlighted.

Users can remove highlighting by clicking the Remove Highlights button on the topic toolbar located above the topic title.

Search within a Topic

Use Ctrl+F to search in the current topic.

Case Insensitive

Search terms are not case sensitive and include matches with variant endings. For example, a search for "Sync Map with Target Design" returns "Syncing Map with Target Design" and "Synced Map with Target Design."

Boolean Operators

The following Boolean operators are also allowed:

  • AND
  • OR
  • ()

NOTE: Use parentheses to combine search terms with Boolean operators. For example, search for Events and (validations or rules) to return a list of topics containing the terms events and either the terms validations or rules.

  • ^

NOTE: Use the carat symbol (^) for NOT expressions. Enter (^) between terms to search for topics containing one term but not the other. For example, to search for topics that contain Org Units but not positions, enter "Org Units" ^ Positions. The word NOT cannot be used as part of an expression when searching, only the ^ is allowed.

NOTE: Wildcard searches are not allowed.

Filter by Component

Click the Filter button and select a component from the drop-down to limit the search to a specific component.

Searching All Files allows a full text search of the online help across all components and solutions.