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.
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.
I appreciate the improvements, but I agree with Lars: partial strings can start anywhere in the text, not just at the beginning of a work.Teams - and all O365 apps - should be able to find them!
Please go on improving this!
Brian Kelly commented
I wish I could use this...tried to search and nothing useful
it still doesn't work properly!
someone wrote a word "crocodile" in a channel, and also in a chat
I'm searching for "crocodile" - OK, both found
I'm searching for "croco" - OK, both found as well
I'm searching for "dile" - we didn't find any matches.
Come on! It's 21st century and the search DOESN'T PROPERLY WORK...
Lars Fosdal commented
Having partial string matching is essential. Perhaps use quoting or wildcards for exact/inexact matches. F.x. 'snap' = only that word, while snap is any word containing snap, and*snap* / *snap is any word starting / ending with snap.
Skype's lack of search functionality is why we switched from it to Slack. Now we're trying to move from Slack to Teams, but the inability to match partial strings is a big limitation. Example: I can remember that an email address a colleague messaged me has "inbox" in it, but I can't remember the rest of it. Teams is meant to record this kind of information and chat exchanges for us, to serve as a record. But if I can't search for text with "inbox" in order to fin the rest of the string (inbox1234@....) then what good is it? Partial string search is very important and it's absence in Teams is a large drawback to using it.
Come one ... I cannot find the places where people write 'spreadsheet' in one word, when I search for 'spread'.
I agree. Outlook's email search can search partial words, Teams should be able to as well.