Using List Search Simple Web Part to Search a Discussion Board List
After successfully configuring List Search Simple Web Part, you are now ready to begin searching your Discussion Board Plus list. To search the posts in a Discussion Board Plus list, enter search words or phrases or select options in the List Search Simple Web Part and click the Search button. If Print and Export to Excel options are enabled for the List Search Simple Web Part, these options are displayed below the search criteria.
The following information describes how to use individual Discussion Board Plus search fields to obtain effective search results. For general search tips, including tips for combining search terms and using search operators, see How to Use the List Search Simple Web Part.
|Search Field||Search Tips|
|Subject||Searches the Subject field of discussion topics. A single result is returned for each matching topic; results are not repeated for individual replies in the thread. For search term tips, see Using the List Search Simple Web Part.|
|Body||Searches the Body field of all discussion posts. Results are returned for all posts that contain matches. For search term tips, see Using the List Search Simple Web Part.|
|Created By||Searches the Created By field of all discussion posts to identify topics and replies posted by a specific user. Enter a name and click the Check User button or use the Browse feature to search for a user.
Note: You can only search for one Created By user.
|Rating Column||Available if a Bamboo Rating column was added to the Discussion Board Plus list and the column was added to the Search Columns in the List Search Simple Web Part Settings. Can match topics or replies with ratings Equal To, Less Than, Greater Than, or Between the specified rating.|
|Is Sticky||When Yes, matches posts that are marked as Sticky. When No, matches posts that are not Sticky.|
|Mark as Answer||When Yes, matches posts that are Verified Answers. When No, matches posts that are not Verified Answers.|
|Suggest as Answer||When Yes, matches posts that are marked as Suggested Answers. When No, matches posts that are not Suggested Answers.|
|Search in all columns for:||
Available search option if the SharePoint Search service is configured and the option to Allow search in all columns is checked in the List Search Simple Web Part Settings. Search terms entered in the Search in all columns for field will be matched in any Discussion Board List column. Entering search terms here overrides any search criteria entered in other fields. For search term tips, see Using the List Search Simple Web Part.
Note: For an item to be found using a Search in all columns for search, you must also be able to find it in SharePoint Search.
After you click Search, search results are displayed using a view optimized for Discussion Board Plus.
The following columns are included in the search results:
Indicates whether the search result is a topic or a reply .
Click on a Subject link to display the entire discussion thread.
Click the item drop-down menu for the result to display additional options for the topic or post.
|Status||Indicates whether the post has been Suggested as Answer , is a Verified Answer , or neither .|
|Created By||Displays who entered the topic or reply.|
|Last Posted||Displays when a reply was last posted for the topic (topic results only).|
|Last Posted By||Displays who posted the last reply to the topic (topic results only).|