Jama Connect User Guide

Search tips

Here are different ways you can search:

  • Use a single term to return items with that term or wildcards at the beginning and end of that word. For example, this returns items that contain the terms "test", "pretest", "tests", and "tester":

    test
  • Use a phrase, a group of words surrounded by double quotes. For example, this returns items that contain the words "primary test":

    "primary test"
  • Use a single character wildcard with single terms (not phrases). For example, this returns items that contain "test", "tent", and "text":

    te?t
  • Use a multi-character wildcard with single terms (not phrases). For example this returns items containing the terms "synchronize" and "synthesize":

    syn*ize
  • Use Boolean operators in ALL CAPS to combine phrases or terms.

    • OR (also ||) is the default Boolean operator, so if you enter two terms or phrases, OR is automatically used. For example, the following returns items that contain either "primary test" or "sample":

      "primary test" OR sample
    • AND returns items where both terms and phrases exist. For example, the following returns documents that contain both "primary test" and "sample":

      "primary test" AND sample
    • + returns items that must contain the term or phrase immediately following the + (with no spaces in between). For example, the following returns items that must contain "primary test" and might or might not contain sample:

      +"primary test" sample
    • NOT (also -) excludes items that contain the word or phrase after NOT. The application doesn't allow null searches, so you must enter something before the word NOT to get any results. For example, the following search returns items that contain "primary test" but not "sample":

      "primary test" NOT sample
  • Use parentheses to group clauses and form sub queries. For example, the following returns results that contain "tests" and "maps" "samples" and "maps" or all three terms:

    (tests OR samples) AND maps
  • Use the prefix "tag:" to indicate the tag field in your query:

    tag:"requirement management" AND tag:security
  • Use field names followed by a colon to search for information in specific fields. For field names that contain spaces use an underscore. For example, the following returns items with a User status field that contains "new":

    user_status:new

    Note

    The application doesn't support searches for null values. This includes checkboxes that haven't been checked.

    Also, large files over 25 MB aren't indexed and therefore, their content isn't searchable. The following filetypes are indexable: PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, RTF. The following filetypes are not indexable: XLSX, XLS, XML, HTML, HTM.