Searching a Locally Installed PeopleSoft Online Help Website
If you use Elasticsearch as the search engine for your locally installed PeopleSoft Online Help website, your installation documentation discusses how to configure basic full-text search functionality. This section describes how to use that basic functionality. However, if your search administrator has customized the search functionality or installed a different search engine, consult the search engine documentation for details about how to perform searches.
See PeopleSoft 9.2 Application Installation for your database platform, “Installing PeopleSoft Online Help,” for information about setting up the search engine.
On any page, enter a word or phrase in the Search field, and click the Search button.
To search for a specific phrase, enter it in quotation marks.
If the Search field is not showing, click the Search button in the banner. See Using the Search.
You can expand or refine search results if too few or too many results were obtained from the simple search. To do this:
Perform a simple search.
Select the Advanced check box.
Add Boolean operators to the search string in the Search field.
Use the following rules:
Enter multiple words to find topics containing ANY word. Example: test framework
to find topics containing ALL words. Example: +test framework
Enter ~ followed by one or more words to find topics NOT containing the words after the ~. Example: framework ~test optimization
Find topics containing ANY word.
Enter multiple words.
Finds all topics containing test or framework.
Find topics containing ALL words.
Enter + followed by multiple words.
Finds all topics containing both test and framework.
EXCLUDE topics containing words.
Enter ~ followed by one or more words.
Finds all topics except those containing optimization or framework.
Find topics containing ANY word, EXCEPT topics containing certain words.
Enter multiple words, then enter ~ followed by additional words to exclude.
test framework ~query
Finds all topics containing test or framework, except those that contain query.
Find topics containing ALL words, EXCEPT topics containing certain words.
Enter + followed by multiple words, then enter ~ followed by additional words to exclude.
+ test framework ~query
Finds all topics containing test and framework, except those that contain query.