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  1. Support for Apple file formats (Keynote, Numbers, Pages)

    It would be great when would Box APIs support Apple Mac file formats .key, .pages and .numbers. Especially full text search and preview. Our company only works on Macs so we have thousands of documents in these formats. Unfortunately, Box APIs do not support these formats so we cannot make use of many Box features. This would be really great.

    2 votes
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  2. Boolean search term support for web and Drive

    Would love to have boolean search support for both the web and Drive. If anything, an functional wildcard would be extremely useful.

    5 votes
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  3. 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…

    8 votes
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  4. Stop auto text

    Box needs to stop auto text when attempting to type in the search bar. Proper nouns and acronyms are pretty standard in business and constantly changing what we type into the search bar is enraging and a huge waste of time.

    2 votes
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  5. Add a feature of search recommendation like Google Search

    Intelligent way to learn frequent search words of EID and recommend those to user who search for similar contents

    3 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Limit a search to your Recents list

    Similar to how you can focus a search on a specific folder; it would be useful to limit a search to the items in your recents list.

    5 votes
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  8. Support the use of Advanced Search with Metadata by External Users

    Since the ability to search for documents was sold to us as a feature and now we discover that it is actually NOT a feature that can be used by external users, I believe we will start the search for a new product to replace Box.

    4 votes
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  9. In Webapp Search filtering - add multi-select for file type filtering or add an option to exclude folders

    During searches, returns can include both Files as well as Folders, which adds to the search return clutter. Customer would like a way to filter out all folders results.
    This could be done through adding multi-select to file types filter or adding a folders type exclusion.

    2 votes
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  10. Following file extensions should be classified as "Drawings" in web search: DEM & DWG

    DWG (Drawing File) - Very high priority given integration with AutoCAD
    DEM (Digital Elevation Model)

    3 votes
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  11. 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.

    8 votes
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  12. Be able to sort tag search results by name, not just "relevance" and "updated"

    When you search for a tag, your only options to sort the results are by "relevance" and "updated". It would be VERY helpful to be able to sort by name on a tag search.

    3 votes
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  13. Search pdf embedded attributes

    The ability to search for attributes (standard, advanced or custom) embedded into a PDF file.

    4 votes
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  14. Search API for exact match using hash

    If you have a local file and need to know if the file exists in Box, the filename search isn't reliable to find the exact match. For example, there could be many logo.jpg files. Since the sha1 of the files are known, it would be great to expose it to the search API to find the exact file match.
    This would be very useful for tools that help users migrate to Box without creating many duplicates of files.

    4 votes
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  15. 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…

    4 votes
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  16. 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…

    5 votes
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  17. Allow searching for email alias

    Expand /users?filter_term=blah to also search for email aliases

    4 votes
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  18. Add ‘Number of Versions’ Search Filter

    Add a new “Number of Versions” filter to the Search page in Box that allows you to filter by number of versions a file has. For example, “Only show me files with the word ‘cloud’ that have less than 10 versions”.

    4 votes
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  19. 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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    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.

  20. User Trash -- Ability to search within Trash from the Web for end users

    Since Box has a public-facing Search API that allows searching within the Trash, the Web App should also make use of this functionality and allow users to search in Trash from the Web. API documentation here: https://docs.box.com/reference#searching-for-content

    141 votes
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