I have a search box on a table. But I’m not clear on what fields are being searched. It doesn’t appear to be all fields, so which types are included or excluded, and can I adjust any settings? Thanks.
Hi Glenn, any first-level field that’s text should be searched (including zipcodes, i think).
fields that aren’t searched:
- dates and numbers
- fields from related/child objects
- fields in a template field
Thanks Anna. I did an experiment and it seems long text areas aren’t searched either. Is it possible to do so, or on the roadmap at all? My use case is that I’m storing email messages in long text area and/or rich text area fields, and would love to be able to search the email body. Cheers, Glenn.
Hi Anna … I’d love to get some more detail on this if possible. As I alluded to, I have an email object that stores the email body in a rich text area field. When I use the usual Salesforce global search box at the top of the page, it finds any text within the email body, but Skuid search doesn’t find it. Is that by design, and might it change any time soon? Thanks.
I’ve tested this again just now on a different custom object and a different Skuid page and found the same result, that Skuid doesn’t appear to search long text fields. I’m on Skuid v3.5. Anyone else seeing that?
Hi Skuids, I have multiple organizations wondering about this issue. We have a need to search rich text and long text fields in certain situations, and it doesn’t seem like the current release on Skuid does this “out of the box”. Can we get a status update on this? Thanks again!
I’d love to get some clarification on this. Is Skuid expected to search long text fields? I’ve just tested again now on v3.15.3 and long text fields aren’t getting searched. When I take the same field and change it to a text area, it gets searched. Is that intentional?
Basic answer: Server-side Skuid search, in all of its implementations (table search, lookup/master-detail autocompletes) will search on the following types of Salesforce fields:
- Text Area - short
- Master Detail
- Record Id’s
- Text Area - Long
- Text Area - Rich