Federated Searches

A federated search lets you simultaneously search for data across multiple searchable repositories. You can easily make a single query on both mailbox items and archived items, and find data quickly, navigating from thousands of search results to a handful.

Federated search supports multiple formats and search results are in its original formats, such as Word docs, PDFs, Excel spreadsheets, and file shares in a consolidated view, which identifies the knowledge type. Approximately 600 file types are supported.

When entering criteria, you can use symbols and Boolean operators—see Search Operators.

You can also perform a search for attachments using advanced search tools—see Advanced Federated Search.

If you want your current search criteria to be carried over into Advanced Search, avoid clearing the criteria after running a search. The criteria may be organized differently in Advanced Search than how you originally entered it.