Search content by partial strings
We are not able to use a partial string when searching.
Work has been done by the team to add support for partial strings. They are continuing to work on improving the experience.
Michael Shepherd commented
... and you guys wonder why no one using Bing as a search engine! I'm scared for you to see what Project Cortex does or doesn't 'search'.
when searching for a team, partial string works...but only if you get the start of the string correct. So if I'm looking for My Team and I search using 'My', it works, but if I use 'Team' it doesn't.
This is embarrassingly bad, it's 2020, doing search correctly is easy! This isn't a feature request, it's a bug that needs to be fixed.
Is there an ETA...even a rough one?
Guillaume Mülhauser commented
We have the same issue. Can you solved it please ?
Hi, could you update the progress of this case? It is hard to go from Sharpoint online to Teams when users get worse experience compated to old solutions. Thanks
When the name contains underscores, it is not possible to find it at all. For example the file name is "number___wordA__wordB__wordC", I can find the file only if I type the number and words without the underscores e.g. "Word A word B". Search on MS Teams and on SharePoint returns 0 when searching for example "wordA__wordB".
Almost October and still no progress on this feature.
How can I ever search for the right team within my company (unless the exact name is given)?
The search option in Teams is not as strong yet as it is in Outlook. This keeps people emailing. Hope search will be as good as the Outlook one as soon as possible :)
being able to search content throughout a webpage is a basic need. we need this for our Teams Wiki. Otherwise, the wiki is useless and we'll resort to another solution.
Search in teams sucks. Please do everything you can to improve it.
This is really needed.
Experiencing many problems in trying to search for files in Teams. I would have thought that partial strings would be standard. We hope to move a lot of our files into Teams and hope to use a simple naming convention but the inability to search for various files using partial strings is a big downer. with lots of content i should be able to type in a partial file or code and it should pulls those files up.
Brad Groux commented
+1 for searching for teams by wildcard. It is pretty silly that wildcard searches work nearly everywhere else across the entire Microsoft stack, but Teams search is only by prefix. If nothing else, the Teams search experience should state that you must search by exact team name or prefix.
Also, TRAIN YOUR PREMIER SUPPORT STAFF FOR THIS! I had a ticket open for six weeks, and frontline support had no clue that you could only search by prefix. I wasted countless hours back and forth between them, and only after the ticket was escalated to the product group did I learn this limitation.
Well the good thing is if people are complaining about a feature not working, then they are trying your tool. But searching for a string in a team name seams pretty basic. Glad you're working on this oversight. Hopefully it will be out soon.
is that the reason why one can only search for teams using the beginning of the first string/word of a teams title? lol
coiaserufe789oui dfvs89aerfl commented
Please improve soon.
And now PowerPoint files are not indexed anymore. Only their title :(
Mark Woodland commented
I can't search on full word terms clearly known to exist in various Team Channels pages.
Joost van der Linden commented
When will this be visible on the Roadmap? Customers are urgently waiting for this feature
Peter Braun commented
As commented from "anonymous" below. Search only finds a partial string. If it's the beginning of the word it works, but not when the string is in the middle/end of a word. Please fix this/add this feature.
Example from below:
searching for "crocodile" - OK found
searching for "croco" - OK found as well
searching for "dile" - we didn't find any matches.
Tom DeStefano commented
Search is so important especially since we are telling our organizations to use Teams instead of email. But what's the point if they cannot find the information they need when they need it.