Use the input at the top of the Nano Webapp to issue searches across Rooms and Drive contents.
When you start a search query with no rooms opened the webapp will give you the option to search globally. Searching while a room is opened will prompt you if you want to search within the room or if you want to search globally.
The search results will contain detailed information about each found result and the reason why it satisfies the search terms.
When searching globally the web application searches within all of your owned Rooms, including all Rooms which are shared to you by other Nano users.
Searching is done in the file name and their content as well.
The basic rules for evaluating search terms are:
Search terms have no priority based on their order
All terms are looked for, but it is not required for a result to contain every search term word
Terms are not case or accent sensitive, but exact matches are valued more
Results where the search term appears more will have a higher match value
Search fine tuning¶
You can further narrow down your search results with a few different search operators.
Prefixing a term with “+” (plus sign) will make it mandatory in every result
Prefixing a term with “-” (minus sign) will make it prohibited in every result
Search expressions may be created with binding terms together with “AND”, “OR”, “NOT” operators and parentheses grouping
Let’s say we have a large amount of different file resources about cats and dogs and other animals, and we want to search for specific results among them.
To search for dogs and cats, where either is enough to be present in a result:
cat OR dog
To search for dogs and cats, where both have to be in every result:
cat AND dog
To search for dogs and cats, where cat has to be in every result:
To search for dogs without cats:
NOT cat AND dog
To search for dogs and cats or birds, where dog and cat are insufficient on their own to be in a result:
(+cat +dog) bird
(cat AND dog) OR bird