The author environment of AEM provides various mechanisms for searching for content, dependent on the resource type.
Search is available from the top toolbar:
With the search rail you can:
Search can also be invoked by using the hotkey
/ (forward slash) whenever the search rail is visible.
To search and filter your resources:
Open Search (with the magnifying glass in the toolbar) and enter your search term. Suggestions will be made and can be selected:
By default the search results will be limited to your current location (that is, console and related resource type):
If necessary, you can remove the location filter (select X on the filter you want removed) to search across all consoles/resource types.
The results are shown, grouped according to console and related resource type.
You can either select a specific resource (for further action), or drill down by selecting the required resource type; for example, View All Sites:
If you want to drill down further, select the Rail symbol (top left) to open the side panel Filters & Options.
According to the resource type Search will show a predefined selection of search/filter critera.
The side panel lets you select:
The search criteria can vary:
* Depending on the resource type you have selected; for example, the Assets and Communities criteria are understandably specialized. * Your instance as the [Search Forms](/docs/experience-manager-65/administering/operations/search-forms.html?lang=en) can be customized (appropriate to the location within AEM).
You can also add additional search terms:
Close Search with the X (top right).
Search criteria are persisted when selecting an item in the search results.
When you select an item on the search results page, when returning to the search page after using the browser back button, the search criteria remain.
As well as searching by a wide range of facets you can also save a particular search configuration for retrieval and use at a later stage:
Define your search criteria and select Save.
Assign a name, then use Save to confirm:
Your saved search will be available from the selector the next time you access the search panel:
Once saved you can:
Saved searches can be modified by selecting the saved search and clicking Edit Saved Search at the bottom of the search panel.