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  1. 51 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    beta  ·  Adminramato (Admin, Box) responded

    This feature is available for a limited set of customers. Contact your Box representative for more information.

  2. Native OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Support in Box's Search Index for PDFs

    I'd like to be able to use search to search over the contents of scanned PDFs

    23 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Due to shifting priorities in this unprecedented time, this feature will be delayed. We are updating the status to “not planned” until we are confident we can deliver the feature. At that time, we will update the status on this site.

  3. New Search Filter - 'Last Updated By'

    Currently, Box users can't search by a criteria of the user who updated some document most recently. There's a search filter for 'owner', but not 'last updated/modified by'.

    REQUEST: Add a 'last updated/modified by' filter to the quick search and full search results filter options.

    22 votes

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  4. Advanced Box search capabilities: Being able to search by "Creator"

    We believe that there are some key data elements that should be filters in the search (and are collected by Box so they should be searchable) and hope to see them in the future. The main one is the "creator" since the "owner" is the only filter that allows you to determine who created the content. Since our Box instance is configured in a way where BoxAdmin owns all of our content, BoxAdmin is also the "owner" of everything. This makes search useless when someone is looking for content that they created.

    20 votes

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    not planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Search: A request is for search interface "Search Folders and FIles" to only surface results which match Item names in Admin console, report

    A request is for search interface "Search Folders and FIles" of Admin Console, Report, User Activity Report, to only surface results which match File/Folder (Item) names and not Item content.

    17 votes

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  6. Suffix Match on titles (a form of Wildcard Search)

    We need this feature for legal eDiscovery purposes.

    We were doing some file name search testing, and we found some odd results based on our filename searches.

    If the filename was alphaomega and we tried searching for omega the search does not pull up any results, but searching alpha does pull up the alphaomega files.

    17 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback. We have noted this feature request and understand the value of this feature. Unfortunately, it is not on the current roadmap.

  7. Sort search results alphabetically

    AS A Box User
    I WANT to be able to sort search results alphabetically (currently relevance and updated are the only sort options)
    SO THAT I have more options for sorting search results to locate the files and folders I am looking for

    15 votes

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  8. 14 votes

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  9. Display number of search results

    AS A Box user searching for content
    I WANT to be able to see the number of search results returned when I enter a search
    SO THAT I know if my search query needs to be refined or expanded

    11 votes

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    not planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Search - Add Microsoft Visio Files (.vsd, .vsdx, etc.) to the 'Full Text Search' Index

    Box already has in-file search ('full text search') on other Office file types (Word Docs, PowerPoint files, and Excel spreadsheets), so users expect that Visio files (which are part of the Office suite) would also be indexed by Box. REQUEST: Include contents of Visio files (.vsd, .vsdx, etc.) in Box's search index. Context - here's the externally-documented list of file types supported by Box's in-file ('full text search') feature: https://community.box.com/t5/Managing-Your-Content/Search-Overview-and-FAQs/ta-p/354#search_hdsiw

    11 votes

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    not planned  ·  dgautham responded

    Thanks for the feedback! We have and added this to our backlog. Due to low customer demand for these types, they are currently not prioritized on the roadmap.

  11. 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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  12. Add metadata to search results in web app

    Currently in the "search results" view in the web app, it is difficult to identify if an item is returned in the search result due to matching metadata. By adding matching metadata which triggered a "positive" search result to the list of search results, it will help guide the user to the correct search result. Without the matching metadata in the search results view, the metadata search query matching and filter functionality is not very useful, as users cannot tell the exact context that resulted in the search result matching. This results in users having to open all search results…

    9 votes

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  13. Enable option to keep search in folder enabled by default for embed

    When searching using the embed widget, the search will go across all library and folders a user has access to.

    What I want is for the check box which defines to "only search inside of " to be automatically selected. As it is now, this option is NOT selected by default. If it were selected, then when a user searches, they would be searching only from the folder we care about and downward into that folder structure which would be fine, and lead to hits on only those files in Box that we want the search run against.

    9 votes

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  14. 1. Search for specific file extensions. 2. Replace file extensions within box web


    1. We should be able to type in a specific file extension in the File Type.
      Ex. I'm trying to search for all .4tx files that we have, which are old 4sight Fax documents. These files are actually TIFF images, but we need to replace the extension on all of them so we can view them in our current environment, since we don't use that really old application. Box doesn't have a way to search specifically for those extensions so I have to search all file types and end up getting way more non relevant results.


    2. If we have a file…

    8 votes

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  15. Search - Allow KeySafe Customers to Manage Their Own Search Index

    Customers would like the ability to modify the Box search service to point to a customer specific index from within the Box UI since KeySafe disables 10k character capabilities.

    8 votes

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  16. Open Link in New Tab

    Really wish the right click in the web page navigation allowed me to open the link in a new tab so I didn't have to navigate back to the beginning every time I want to open a new folder.

    7 votes

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  17. Provide a way to remove duplicate files throughout a folder and all sub folders

    I have a user who copied all the content in multiple folders some how and created duplicate files everywhere in the folder structure. All the duplicate files had a (1) at the end but also had a few files with (email address) at the end as well. Not sure why the (email address) showed up at the end, over the (1).

    Never the less, I need a way as an admin or even a user to search for all duplicate files, within a folder/sub folders, and allow me to find all files with *(1) and provide me the list of…

    7 votes

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  18. Search issue

    1) Searching in "File and Folder names" only will display results foun in file metadata:
    https://i.imgur.com/CUHkdDQ.png

    2) Search with Russian words will display irrelevant results:
    2.1) box finds particular letters, not complete words
    2.2) box displays search results even there is no file with requested name
    https://i.imgur.com/PEjs0ge.png

    6 votes

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  19. Search contents of Box notes (or other documents) even when encryption is enabled

    I understand that if data is encrypted outside of Box (as is likely the case for any enterprise user), the search functionality for Box is limited to file names only. Can Box add support for search within documents (Box notes at a minimum, but ideally other document types) even in the case where the enterprise user has encryption enabled? Not having this functionality makes search useless for many of our use cases as a large development team.

    5 votes

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  20. search with "not" or "-"

    I need to search All Files except for 1 folder to see if there are any files that I need to move to that 1 folder.

    5 votes

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