Conquered the basics of searching, and ready to up your game? Let's dive into some tips and tricks for advanced searching. 🔥
Use search facets to filter down your search to a specific topic, post owner, and more.
You can add the following facets in the search bar. If you add multiple facets, the results have to match all of them.
in:— find posts within a topic
is:— find posts based on their state
by:— find posts by their owner or contributor
owner:— find posts with a specific owner
contributor:— find posts with a specific contributor
mention:— find content mentioning the specified entity
Adding a facet will show you a list of options to choose from. The facet
in:, for example, will show a list of topics.
You can also add date facets in the search bar to filter posts before (
<) or after (
>) a specified date. For example,
verified> May 01 finds all posts verified after May 1st:
edited>— find posts edited before or after a date
published<— find posts published before or after a date
verified<— find posts verified before or after a date
archived>— find posts archived before or after a date
Adding a date facet will show you a date picker calendar, where you can choose the desired date.
You can use quotes to find specific, exact phrases. For example, "search engine" will only match records that include the word "search" next to the word "engine."
To exclude a certain word or phrase from your search, use a minus ("-"). For example, "search -engine" will only match records that include the word "search" and not the word "engine."
You can search within a number of connected integrations, all without leaving Slab. This includes Asana, Box, Confluence, Dropbox, Google Drive, Guru, Height, Jira, Linear, Slack, Quip, Trello, Zendesk, and more!
When using unified search, you can filter by result type — when searching in Slack, for example, you can view results in Channel messages, Direct messages, and Group messages.
To learn more about unified search, check out the article below!
You can also search your Slab right from your browser! Here's how to get that set up:
First, one-time settings change to enable Slab search:
Open your Chrome Settings
Click Search engine on the sidebar
Click Manage search engines and site search
Scroll down to Inactive shortcuts, find Slab in the list, then click Activate
Now you can search Slab with the address bar:
Type your team's Slab URL into the search toolbar
Click the address bar to expand
Click Add Search Engine "Slab" at the bottom of the menu
Next time you search in Firefox, just enter your keywords into the address bar and click the same Slab icon on the dropdown menu to search directly inside your team's Slab!