haystak Frequently Asked Questions, Tips & Tricks, and
haystak keeps searching simple. A general search will look for the term(s) presented in the search box against all data - file data (like name, size, etc.), file metadata (like camera model for images, etc), and file contents. This provides the capacity to search everything related to the individual file without restriction. To run a general search, enter your search term in the window and press enter or click the magnifying glass to the right. That's it.
- 'Will search all content for the term 'phone'
- Will search all content for the term 'robert
haystak has the unique capability to create filters based on any type of data - file data, file metadata, and file contents. Allowing for an incredibly robust querying process for deep, granular identification..
Note: Filters are system intensive and will increase the response time.
Using a filter is easy. Just click the Filter button. Select what you'd like to apply the filter to, make your choice, or enter a value, and the filter is applied. As a result, you'll find a more granular set of responses that meet your query and your filter. You can also add additional filters - just click the (+) to the right and make another selection. Each filter will continue to refine your results.
(Remember, this could return zero results if no piece of data matches all the filters.)
haystak also allows you to leverage its deep search functions directly from the search bar. This allows for incredibly complex searches using robust identifiers.
Just like a general search allows you to look at all data related to a record, we can leverage Advanced Searching to find more specific results. You can create regular expressions (regex), process boolean searches (AND/OR), wildcard searches with LIKE, search specific metadata for specific values, and even search specific metadata for LIKE terms.
- Will search all content for the term 'expense' (which will match expense, expenses, etc.)
- expense report
- Will search all content for the term 'expense' OR 'report' (which will match expense, expenses, report, reports, subreports, etc.)
- expense AND report
- Will search all content for the terms 'expense' AND 'report' (which will match expense, expenses, report, reports, subreports, etc.) While this will require both, it does not ensure these values form a 'term'
- "expense report"
- Will search all content for the exact term 'expense report' - unlike the above, this will require the whole term
- expense report "pdf"
- Will search all content for the terms 'expense' OR 'report' (which will match expense, expenses, report, reports, subreports, etc.) OR pdf
- "expense report" AND "pdf"
- Will search all content for the exact terms 'expense report' AND 'pdf'
- oscar AND "video clip"
- Will match the term 'oscar' AND the exact term 'video clip'
- Parentheses (Nesting Searches)
- Nesting searches are possible using parenthesis, for example:
expense AND (report OR document)
(john OR jonathan) AND doe
(Note, the use of nested searches will increase the response time.)
- kermit AND (CONTENTTYPE:video OR FILEEXT:jpeg|jpg)
- Will match the term 'kermit' AND either the content type is video OR the file extension is jpeg or jpg.