Fulltextsearch for Wiki
It seems like the wiki content is not searchable with the global search
A wiki you cannot search for entries is useless...
This feature is now on the backlog. I will update you when we have more details to share.
It's difficult to call this an "oversight". More like a failure of MS planners, developers, and testers to understand what people actually DO with computers and the internet. This ending up in the backlog is laughable. Even with Microsoft's head start and giant push from COVID, I foresee a more competent tech giant (Google, even Facebook maybe?) releasing a competing product soon and completely sapping away the entire user base.
I do not understand how is this the minimum viable product at all. Writing notes in markup is not what defines a wiki. Not having search functionality is a deal breaker.
Ilia P commented
Hey, you can try Perfect Wiki it has built-in full text search over all wiki pages in the team. https://perfectwiki.xyz
As long as there is no search, I have no choice but to use another wiki solution. And like other customers I will probably never return. So please, add search to teams wiki
How could this possibly be overlooked?
As of 8/10/20, I can use the top level Search bar in Teams to find a wiki page containing a keyword, but the experience that follows is nonsensical:
1. The main pane shows “Check out your search results on the left”. In the left bar, “Messages” is shown with “We didn’t find any matches.” If I click Files, it shows a “.mht” document containing the keyword I searched (so why not display the hit you DID find in the first place?)
2. When I click on the .mht file in the left bar, the main pane shows “Preview not available. Please download the file”. Why not just take me to the wiki page?
3. When click the “Download” button, it downloads a .mht file. When I doubleclick the downloaded file, it opens by default in internet explorer (?). a plain text notice appears at the top: “This page is automatically updated from the Wiki in Microsoft Teams - any changes made here will be overwritten. To edit this page, open it in Microsoft Teams.” There is no link or apparent way to open in teams, however, and I was unable to figure out how to associate the .mht file type with Teams.
Agree with all 1009 commenters that this is a high priority feature for usability, please increase priority if at all possible. Thanks!
Nikol V. commented
Are there any news since February 2020? I already have a bit of content in my wikis, but urgently need a search option. Time is getting short...
Schneider Schwartz commented
Wiki's help teams stay on the same page or to ramp up.
A wiki that's not searchable is useless.
Is there another object that's similar that can be used that's searchable?
This is a must.
Juha Lassila commented
I agree that without search Wikis are useful for "storing and forgetting" only.
Robin Riversong commented
This should not be back burner ed, not if you want adoption of TEAMS. This is making us rethink using teams... accumulating a group knowledge base, and then being able to leverage that knowledge through searching for words and strings is unarguably one of the most important things that a shared work environment should offer.
Darren McGee commented
And still we wait on search for the WIKI. You'd think *searching a wiki* would be core to the product.
Huh. Who knew?
Great, do we have a date for the search to go live?
When this functionality will be released? Without search wiki is no use.
A Wiki-function without a search-function is not a function!
One step forward, one step back with microsoft. I have to use confluence because the wiki isn’t searchable in teams!!! Please fix this!!
If we had the capability to search within Wiki it would take the frustration out of our search, save the caregivers time look for things which in turn saves the companies money and all of your customers would be happier using Wiki. Sounds like a win win situation to get this in place sooner rather than latter. We always want to provide the best customer service possible right!
Dale Lundgren commented
Search is fundamental to any wiki. Let's go MS!
how come it is not implemented yet after 3 years?!
We just had teams installed organization wide. A searchable wiki is a requirement. Please move this up on the backlog.