Searching in Lists

There are various ways to search in lists.

Selecting a View

At the top of lists is the View Selector, used to display the Views that can be selected for that list. Default views appear at the top of the View selector with a divider, followed by all the saved views.

A View must have been set to Available For - Lists to be displayed in the View Selector. Refer to Managing Views

The options available for the Views are specific to what is displayed in the list.

For example, in a Documents list, you can select options such as:

  • All (the default)
  • Emails - Sent
  • Emails - Received
  • Emails - Draft
  • Mail Register - Sent
  • Mail Register - Received
  • Deleted

Refer also to Using the Documents Lists and Emails Sent, Received and Draft and Mail Register Views.

Where there are more than 10 Views for the list, the View Selector displays with a scroll bar.


Use the Search at the top of the View selector to find a View. Enter one or more characters to find the View(s) that contain what you have entered anywhere in the View name. Click the X in the Search to clear the search text.


Depending on how this has been set for your own practice, the View you select in a particular list will be the default for the rest of the session (even when changing to different lists), and the next time you log in. Refer to Sticky Views.

You can also create custom Views (refer to Saving Changes to the View Layout, Modifying and Deleting Views).

From the View Selector you can copy a link to a view. Hovering the mouse next to a View name displays the Copy View Link icon which you can click to copy a link to that view to your clipboard. Refer to Copying a Link to a View.

Searching for Documents, Clients, Jobs and Tasks

You can use the Search field at the top of lists for example, Search documents, Search Clients, Search tasks, Search jobs etc. Refer to Searching for DocumentsSearching for Clients, Searching for Jobs and Searching for Tasks.

  1. Type the search criteria in the Search field.
  2. Press the Enter key.


When you press the Enter key, this starts the search and the list re-displays with only the documents or tasks found by the search.

In a Documents list. the search results display as follows.


What you can Search for

In Documents lists, this will find text in the Document Name.

In the Clients list, the search will find text in the Client Name and will also find the text if it is all or part of the Email address, Client Code or Export Code, and also searches for these if they are not currently displayed. In the Clients list, the search criteria is also automatically added as a Filter for the Name column.

In the Jobs lists, the search will find text in the Job Name, Client Name, Client Group, and Job State.

In the Jobs Board, the search will find text in the Job Name and Client Name.

In the Tasks list, the search will find text in the Task Subject (the Task Name).

  • The search text is not case-sensitive.
  • If you type part of a word, this can be anywhere in the text (for example, searching for "end" will find "Year end" or "Year ending" and will also be found in "Tender". Please note, this is not available for Documents.
  • You can search for multiple words. For example, you can search for "financial statements".
  • Search may also find instances that are plurals. For example, searching for "statement" will also find "statements"
  • Search will not find singulars. For example, searching for "statements" will not find "statement".
  • Searching for numbers may also find these in the date fields.
  • When searching in Documents lists, if Keywords and/or Tags are displayed in the list, this searches through Keywords, but not Tags (see below Keywords).
  • In Documents lists, in the same way as with legacy lists, you can use the Content Search button to perform a text search within the content of emails, phone calls, file notes and meetings. Refer to Search within Email, Phone Call, File Note and Meeting Content.

Clearing the Search Text

To clear the search, click the X next to the search criteria or delete the search criteria and press the Enter key.



If Keywords have been entered as part of the filing details for documents, you can enter for all or part of the Keyword in the Search Document in any of the lists to locate all documents with that text anywhere in the Keyword. Refer to Using Keywords.

For example, if you wanted to indicate that a document relates to an incoming invoice from an external contractor, you can add the Keyword "Incoming Invoice" followed by the contractor name, for example, "Incoming Invoice Ajax Electricals".

You can search for all documents that relate to an incoming invoice by entering "Incoming Invoice" as the search criteria. Or to search for documents that relate to a specific contractor you can enter the search criteria as  "Ajax", "Invoice Ajax" or "Incoming Invoice Ajax" or "Incoming Invoice Ajax Electricals" to find relevant documents.

Searching in Lists using Filters

Filters provide an additional way to perform searches. For example, you can apply a Filter to a list on a Client name. Custom Fields can be useful as an additional way to filter information.

Refer to Sorting and Filtering Documents Lists.

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful