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  1. Search for keywords in File content and not only in file names

    Just like Explorer search, Box should be able to list PDF files that contain the keywoard in their content and not only in the File name.

    Example:
    If using Box to store CVs, Box should be able to list CVs that has a specific skill.

    1 vote

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  2. Support infix (middle of the word) matching such as %ox%.

    It would be more efficient if infix matching is available for at least metadata search, or even just metadata search and folder/file name search.

    2 votes

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  3. search spaces

    I have trouble with searching for file names with numbers.

    As an example: I have a folder called "AB123", and another called "AB 123".

    A search for "123" returns "AB 123"
    A search for "AB" returns both.

    I'd very much like it if "123" returned both.

    This example is from a macbook, using box through a chrome browser

    (The other option is to try to implement a new naming convention in my organisation - and get people to stick to it without a stray space or not messing it up! Taking the option for human error out would be far…

    1 vote

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  4. Being able to search through files by the date the file was created (in the metadata)

    A feature I've wanted many times now, and would love to see implemented, is to be able to search through my files with the filter of Date Created (regarding the creation date of the file in its metadata), not just the date of when I uploaded the file.

    4 votes

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  5. Ability to save search filter conditions

    I would appreciate if the previous settings for contents filters could be saved so that I can call and use it when searching items with similar criteria.
    Frequently using the same condition to search files, so I think it could improve the work efficiency to use saved filter settings.

    3 votes

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  6. First search with detaled contents filters

    Currently the initial search for Box items can be filtered by only three types of contents, then you can squeeze the first search results with more detailed filters, like tags or size etc.
    It would be better to be able to use those detailed filters from the beginning.

    3 votes

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  7. Search API for Tags

    The Box search endpoint should be able to query based on Tags.

    The Web App is able to do this already:
    https://obfuscated.app.box.com/folder/0/search?tags=Select

    That search returns tagged results as expected.

    The postman API collection offers a search endpoint example with:
    https://{{api.box.com}}/2.0/search?query=sales

    An error occurs when changing that to:
    https://{{api.box.com}}/2.0/search?tags=Select

    This should more closely match the web ui.

    1 vote

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  8. FIX the SEARCH to search exact terms and support advanced search parameters

    There are several major issues here, search should be powerful in order to make the tool as useful as possible. It is to the point now that we are storing so much information on Box that not having a search tool that actually works is causing us serious headache and loss of productivity.


    1. Search returns results for all forms of a word, how is it helpful to be absolutely unable to narrow a search. For example, if I search for "Government" (yes, even when using quotes) I get results including government, governance, govern, etc. Thanks Box, you have now included…

    1 vote

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  9. Please implement the search filter of "User who deleted" in the Trash.

    Please implement the search filter of "User who deleted" in the Trash.
    (This is not same as the filter of "Items I owned" or "Items I deleted".)
    Currently we can use owner filtering when searching for content in the Trash.
    For further convenience, we need the feature to use filtering even for users who have deleted content.

    1 vote

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  10. Please make shared links searchable to allow for quicker file access.

    I am a photographer/image manager for an e-commerce company and many of our manufacturers provide their digital assets through shared Box links. However, there are thousands of images and folders to manually comb through to find the correct images for products.

    Most manufacturers include part numbers product names in their image titles, so simply introducing a search feature in shared links would save hours of time finding the correct images!

    Thanks for your consideration.

    1 vote

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  11. Setting tags for each folder

    For example, I would like to see the setting inherited by a specific folder and its subfolders, similar to the "Override default settings for this folder and all subfolders" in the email notification in the folder settings.

    In a tenant with many end users, tags can be disorganized.
    For example, if you try to create a tag for December, some users may find that there are many ways to describe the month, and when they try to search for a tag, they may not be able to find the desired tag.
    For this reason, many tenants restrict the creation of…

    2 votes

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  12. 1 vote

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  13. Full Text Search for a specific folder where only needed

    We would like an option to enable the full search functionality for a specific folder

    9 votes

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  14. Marker based paging for search

    It would be great if the public search API supported marker based paging to avoid duplicates coming back in search results. Currently we're only able to search based on limit and offset but that's not stateful so each "page" or results may have overlap with previous results. I believe there are other marker based paging APIs for Box. This would bring search in line with how we handle paged results elsewhere.

    2 votes

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  15. 1 vote

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  16. I want to be able to find files containing specific text that DO NOT have a specified metadata template applied

    I want to be able to find files containing specific text that DO NOT have a specified metadata template applied. This will help with implementing Box Governance Classification, and support compliance/audits going forward.

    1 vote

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  17. Full text search malfunction

    I can not do full text search on my folder. Does it take a little bit time to be ready to search? Or double bytes character is not supported?

    1 vote

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  18. Show full filename in Box Search

    Box Search cuts off long file names. If the file name is prefaced with the date or other info, the information one actually needs from the file name may be hidden from the user.

    This can be solved by making the Box Search window larger, making it as large as the longest filename, or by showing the filename when a user mouses over the filename or file icon, or when a user uses the arrow keys to select (but not yet open) a file in the Box Search results.

    1 vote

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  19. Search by Created Date and Modified Date

    When uploading a file by FTP, the Created Date and Modified Date on Details tab shows timestamp from the local PC.
    Box's search function only allows to search by Updated Date that is not the date from Modified Date from Details tab of a file, so please add the finction to search by Created Date and Modified Date for FTP uploaders.

    Possibly, 120 users could be affected by this function change because most of important files are in their local PCs, and it would be really helpful if they could search them by the dates that on their local PCs.

    4 votes

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  20. search filenames using leading wildcards

    Box.com should allow search for filenames of the files that Box creates due to conflicts. The beginning of the filename is unknown but filename ends in email.address@company.com.

    Currently, Box.com cannot find all filenames ending in email.address@company.com.

    So there is no way to find the files that Box itself has created due to conflicts. We have tens of files scattered on our server that Box created due to network anomalies, and no way to serach for them and reconcile them.

    1 vote

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