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Updated July 11, 20192 minute read

Search and filter data across projects

Quickly find data across projects and use filtering and sort controls to narrow down the results.

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Quickly find notes, tags, insights, and highlights across projects in your workspace with our full-text search. Intuitive filter and sort controls make it easy to create complex queries, including queries with And and Or logic gates.

Click Search in the top left of the screen. By default, search shows results from all projects in your workspace. If you click Search while you’re in a project, results will be filtered by that project. Open the project select menu to change this.

Type some text into the text input and hit Enter.

Change the type of results

Click the tabs underneath the search input to switch the type of results you see. You can choose between All, Projects, Tags, Tags, Highlights, or Insights.

Filter your results

Click Filter to filter your results. You can add multiple filter rules using And and Or logic gates to join rules together.

Filter field reference

Dovetail’s search supports filtering results by the following fields:

Field Description Type
Title The plain title of the project, note, tag, or insight. Text
Content The content of the project readme, note body, tag description, insight body, or highlight text. Text
Note A specific note. Multi select
Tag A specific tag. Multi select
Project A specific project Multi select
Highlight count The number of highlights on a tag. Number
Project category A specific project category. Multi select
Note board A specific note board. Multi select
Note group A specific note group. Multi select
Tag board A specific tag board. Multi select
Tag group A specific tag group. Multi select
Starred Whether a highlight is starred. Boolean
Published Whether an insight is published. Boolean
Created When the object was created. Date
Updated When the object was last updated. Date

Sort your results

Click Sort to sort your results. You can sort a field by Descending or Ascending and add multiple rules using And and Or logic gates to join rules together.

Sort field reference

Dovetail’s search supports sorting results by the following fields:

Field Description Type
Created When the object was created. Date
Updated When the object was last updated. Date

Your query, filter rules, and sort rules are persisted in the URL. Bookmark the URL in your browser to easily return to it later, and share your search by sending the URL.

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