Using full-text search to find work items

You can use the Jazz® full-text search method or the Team Artifact History search method to find work items.

About this task

You can use the Jazz full-text search to search the entire repository and specify the type of artifacts to search. If you recently viewed the work item in the Eclipse client, you might prefer the Team Artifact History search because the search time would be quicker.

Procedure

  • To search all work items in the specified repository:
    1. Click Search > Jazz Text.
      Note: Non-alphanumeric characters, such as @, are discarded from the search text string.
    2. Enter the text string or phrase to use in the search operation.
      • You can include wildcard characters in your search string. Use the asterisk (*) to represent any number of characters in a string, and the question mark (?) to represent one character in a string. You can also enclose a phrase within double quotation marks () to search for that exact phrase.
      • You can select the scope of the search. You can limit the search to work items, plan items, attachments, or attached pages.
    3. Click Search.
  • To search recently opened work items:
    1. Click Navigate > Open Team Artifact History.
    2. Enter the text string or phrase to use in the search operation.
      • You can include wildcard characters in your search string. Use the asterisk (*) to represent any number of characters in a string, and the question mark (?) to represent one character in a string. You can also enclose a phrase within double quotation marks () to search for that exact phrase.
      • You can select the scope of the search. You can limit the search to work items, plan items, attachments, or attached pages.
    3. Click Search.

Results

The results appear in the Search view. The value in the Score column indicates how likely it is that the work item matches the text that is specified in the query.