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.
@Chris Wade, I urge you to take a closer look at the Team's Wiki. In addition to the missing search, its markup is very limited, e.g. you can't readily link from page-to-page. Its content is "siloed" within a hidden SharePoint library hampering import/export, and etc. I suggest you look elsewhere. This is not a Wiki.
Chris Wade commented
Just really....how in the WORLD is the Teams Wiki NOT searchable?
Please move this to the front burner.
Just about everything else about the wiki is sa-weet.
Please round it out with search!!
But 4 years and 6 months on since first request - I'm not holding my breath.
Seriously? We're supposed to use OneNote? The structure in Wiki is far more desirable IMHO.
With a cherry on top.
Craig Heath commented
I am one day away from recommending MS Teams for our organization's document and knowledge management, and now I find out you can't directly search the wikis.
Guess I assumed too much. :)
Please add the search functionality urgently - that can't be so difficult...?
@Paul Thorpe I suggest you look elsewhere. Some like OneNote, some of us remove the Wiki tab and add a "Website tab" that provides access to our legitimate Wiki - so that it's readily accessible from within Teams. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/built-in-custom-tabs
Paul Thorpe commented
Microsoft - please add the Wiki search functionality. I suspect that the usage of MS Teams in the last 2 years has exploded. For many it is now the core tool in the MS suite of applications. My business has invested heavily in MS Teams and yet it seems to be missing some basic functionality.
Would really appreciate an update on the status of implementing this feature since last update was 19 months ago.
Originally started using the Wiki thinking it was searchable. By the time we figured out it's not searchable it was no longer feasible to move the information to another application due to volume of information. This has now become a significant time sink for my group. Thank you in advance for your feedback! *fingers crossed*
Ivan Huta commented
1 and a half year later, any news of this feature ? still on the backlog ? :-)
Chris Were commented
I was all excited about our new Teams setup, making plans, looking at merging two wikis into the MS one... oh, wait. Its a wiki in name only :(
+1 @Jacob Roecker. Words mean things. If you call it "Wiki" we have certain reasonable expectations, http://wiki.c2.com/?WikiDesignPrinciples
Michael Wolfe commented
Wiki is a great place for users (sales people) to save and modify useful information and have it at our finger tips on mobile devices. Also an easy place to collaborate with others too. A search feature would be great!
Jacob Roecker, instead of bashing the feature suggest a good alternative.
Jacob Roecker commented
It's not really a wiki. The way it's implemented on the backend is a SharePoint list that's non-transferrable. DON'T USE THE WIKI FEATURE!!! You will not be able to migrate/move the information captured in the wiki to another space. Literally one of the worst implemented features in Teams. Being able to search is a minor issue compared to the fact that this is bad... really bad.
Why is the wiki a default tab in any newly created team when the most basic features are still not in place?
A tool in Teams without search (that you can't edit from mobile devices!) is not a tool, it is a toy.
IT PM Guy commented
Any news on this one?
Like is it worth investing time in writing articles into this wiki or should I look for another solution on the long term?
Stephen Barnes commented
Seriously! A wiki with no search! Are you kidding me!!!!
Sascha Boeving commented
The built-in Wiki is nearly useless without full-text-search.
Stephen Montamat commented
Completely agree with the need for a dedicated Wiki search functionality. My team is not able to use the Wiki otherwise.
Ilia P commented
Hey, here is a list of best wiki apps for Ms Teams -> https://perfectwikiforteams.com/blog/best-wiki-apps-for-ms-teams-2021/
Almost all of them support full-text search. Built-in wiki is a dead-end product.
@MCA #1: Don't beat yourself up. This thing in Teams cannot legitimately be termed a Wiki. The fault is with Microsoft.
I believe this is likely a dead-end product. I recommend you remove the Wiki tab and add a "Website tab" that provides access to your legitimate Wiki. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/built-in-custom-tabs
Re: It is not really a wiki... Its markup is very limited, you can't readily link from page-to-page, there is no search, its content is "siloed" within a hidden SharePoint library (hampering import/export), and etc. etc. etc. Look elsewhere. This is not a Wiki.
MCA #1 commented
Well don't I feel like an idiot. I setup a bunch of user process documentation for a client in Teams wiki, assuming , "because its a Wiki", that it could be searched.
I would never have have assumed that a wiki wouldn't have a search feature....Like I would never assume something advertised as a Spreadsheet wouldn't be able to do simple mathematical functions between two cells.
Major fail on Microsoft's part ..... as well as mine, for assuming search is a basic function of a wiki.