Prefixes for Searches


Applies to: Microsoft Office files

You can use prefixes to focus a search on specific metadata fields. For example, you can use a prefix to search for files created by a specific author.

You can use the following prefixes in searches:

  • Author_s

  • creator_s

  • CreationDate_s

  • LastAuthor_s

  • LastModified_s

To use a prefix, in the search box, type the term using prefix:search_value as the format. If you use multiple terms for the search value, surround the terms with quotation marks.

The following are examples of how to use prefixes in a search:

  • LastModified_s:7/9/2019

  • Author_s:"J Smith"

  • LastAuthor_s:Smith