Search Refinements

Note: This functionality is available only if your document vault uses the Smart Search or Micro Focus IDOL search engine. For further information, contact [email protected]. You can read more about Smart Search in M-Files Smart Search - Frequently Asked Questions.

You can refine your search results on the Filters tab by selecting one or more of the available criteria in the section below the Scope, Object type, and Repository options. You can, for instance, choose to only search for objects that were created in 2017, modified within the last week, and that refer to a certain vault user.

To view more criteria in a specific category, click the Show more option.

Note: Search refinements only apply to objects with M-Files metadata. Any objects that do not have metadata (for example, unmanaged objects) are hidden in the search results if search refinements are selected.

Once your search results have been refined to match your search query as well as the criterion or criteria you have selected, you can refine your search even more by selecting additional criteria. Note that after you have refined your search, the criteria for which there are no longer matches are now grayed out.