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  1. Box search function will not search pdf documents I have personally OCR'd using Adobe.

    Box search function will not search pdf documents I have personally OCR'd using Adobe. Please advise.

    46 votes

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  2. Enhance Metadata Search for Text field for Japanese language ("contains" instead of "exact match")

    Currently, texts in Metadata can only be searched by exact match especially for Japanese characters. We would like to see an improvement to make it "contains" search as it is available in the standard search.

    60 votes

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  3. About adding a search function for annotations

    We use both comments and annotations without distinction.
    We feel uncomfortable that comments are searchable, but annotations are not.
    Although both are displayed in the same comment field, it is inconvenient that annotations cannot be searched, so we would like to improve the function so that annotations can also be searched.

    <アノテーションの検索機能の追加について>
    弊社ではコメントもアノテーションも特に区別なく利用しています。
    コメントは検索出来て、アノテーションが検索できないことに違和感を感じます。
    どちらも同じコメント欄に表示されるのに、アノテーションは検索できないのは不便なため、アノテーションも検索できるよう機能の改善を希望します。

    4 votes

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  4. Multiple folder Search options in Content Filters.

    When we search content, we can only set a certain folder to search (with a tick box) as a condition.
    However, we would like to select multiple folders in the Content Filter to have more specific results in order to refer file a in folder A and file b in folder B.

    3 votes

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  5. Better sorting by relevance with search terms

    When I search for an exact file name, to find all copies of that file within a folder structure, the "See All Results" page does not put all the "hits" of that exact file name at the top of the list. I have to scroll down through many other files with partial hits in the name to find all copies. Why would it not sort by exact file names first, then partial file name matches, then contents ... ?

    3 votes

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  6. Build native Box Search to also search the end of a text string, not only the beginning of a text string

    Build native Box Search to also search the end of a text string, not only the beginning of a text string.

    Specifically, my customer wants to search for a folder, ABCD1234, where searching for "ABCD" populates all folders with "ABCD" as the fore end of the nomenclature, but when searching for the tail end of the nomenclature (aka the unique, identifying text string), "1234," the specific full ABCD1234 folder is not populating in search results.

    2 votes

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  7. Add recent folders to the "Recents" carousel

    Adding recent folders into the "Recents" carousel would be a huge value add in working through current projects.

    3 votes

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  8. Display name is cut off when specifying a group or user in the user activity report

    The display name displayed in the suggestion when performing a search when specifying a group or user in the user activity report is cut off.
    Users and groups cannot be specified correctly, such as when similar names are set and they are distinguished by the end of the name.
    We want you to improve so that you can check all users and group names in the suggestion display when searching

    (In Japanese)
    ユーザーアクティビティレポートのグループやユーザーを指定するときに検索を行っても、
    サジェストに表示される表示名が見切れてしまう。
    類似した名前を設定し、名前の末尾で区別している場合など正しくユーザーやグループを指定する事ができない。
    検索時のサジェスト表示でユーザーやグループ名をすべて確認できるよう改善してほしい。

    2 votes

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  9. Improve search UI

    Hi Team,

    When I search in BOX folder which has many files using "ctlr+f" option, It doesn't search entire folder.

    For Example: There are 10 files available in the folder which contains the name "OCA"(file name contains "OCA") And when I search I get only 6 results and when I scroll down and search I get remaining 4 results.
    Can you please improve it to search the whole folder even if the file is present at the bottom of scrollable area?

    5 votes

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  10. Contextual Search

    The ability to search contextually for a topic and have related results be populated similar to an internet search engine e.g. you search for "Fruit" and search results include "apples, oranges, bananas etc."

    2 votes

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  11. Lock Sorting Settings of Files & Folders independently

    We would like to be able to lock the sorting settings of files in folders? If we sort the folders based on A-Z the files inside the folders swap to Z-A. We would want them to be fully independent from each other.

    12 votes

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  12. Improved search (not 'search term')

    My hope is to search for "other than ●●" and "NOT ●●"

    My preferred search method is, for example, There are 3 files. The file names are A, B, C.
    I want to enter "not B" in the search. The result is A and C files.
    It is usually called "Not search". (in Japan)

    3 votes

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  13. Search Engine should run on the displayed dates rather than the API dates

    Box's search queries do not go off of the same date displayed to end users in the WebApp. The Modified Date seen in the WebApp is different than the API field “modified_at” that the search tool goes off of. From a user’s viewpoint, the date is the date, so using two separate date fields for the same product is confusing to end users. This is a request to ensure both of these fields align.

    2 votes

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  14. Elastic search to be able to search contains

    Box should support modern search capabilities such as elastic search
    We want to be able to search for something within the name if a file
    ie name contains,
    Exact match isn't very useful, if we wanted to search for a specific product code in the name for example

    3 votes

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  15. searching by "shared with me"

    It would be nice to sort my files by those files that "shared with me" by other people. Sometimes I don't know the name of the folder, but know who sent me the data. This search ability in the "sort" section above the files, or on the menu to the left of the files would save time searching for things.

    1 vote

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  16. Enhance user experience for searching files with tag

    As legal department, we manage contract documents using tag but when we search files filtering with them, user experience is not intuitive when I follow steps described below.

    1. search a keyword filtering with tag
    2. change the keyword on search box
    3. filter for tag set in 1 is reset and disappeared

    Also, we would like to search file filtering with tag without any keywords in the search box as populating keyword is currently a must to start to search unlike Metadata, which is also inconvenient.

    14 votes

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  17. Better searchability on assets

    inside of a folder with hundreds of assets, it would be amazing to have the letters a-z on the left side so you can click on the letter that corresponds with the first letter in an assets title and go directly to those assets. For example, if you click on 'G'. all assets that start with the letter 'G' come up.
    Currently you have to scroll. sometimes for a while to get to the proper file. When you have hundreds of assets within 1 folder it's laborious to get to the one you want!

    4 votes

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  18. Keep certain folder's contents from showing up in search results

    I have several folders w/ very common words and randomly generated filenames, that keep popping up when i am using the search function in box.
    It would be nice, to have the option to shield a few folders from appearing in search results.

    2 votes

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  19. Search file contents for non-standard file types (e.g. py, R)

    It would be a wonderful if Box could be adjusted to index and search the file contents for files beyond Microsoft Office and text files. For example, much of what I would like to search is in python or R scripts, so being able to index and search those files as well would be very helpful.

    (it would also be very useful to search specific metadata field such as "name" or "type", like windows explorer enables)

    2 votes

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