Examples of more advanced searches
Do not use Microsoft “smart quotes” (the curled quotes) for phrase searches. iOS devices such as iPads can be set to default to smart quotes. In this case either press and hold to choose the correct plain (vertical) double quote, or change your device settings to make plain quotes the default when you type. On iOS these options are under Settings > General > Keyboards > Smart Punctuation (turn off).
object_type:magazine AND NOT name:Jugendstil
|Searches for records that have 'magazine' in the Object Type field and don't have 'Jugendstil' in the Name/Title field.|
|name:"pounamu sculpture"-5||Searches for results that include these two terms within five positions of each other in the field you specify before the colon(:), in this case the Name/Title field.|
|(greek AND vase) OR (roman AND vase)||Searches for results that contain both 'greek' and 'vase' in the one record or both 'roman' and 'vase' in the one record.|
|(design OR art) AND german||Searches for records that contain the term 'german' and must also contain 'design' or 'art' as well.|
|object_number:("1999.1" "1999.5" "2006.5")||Searches for a list of discrete object numbers.|
|object_number:["1999.001" TO "1999.003"]||Searches for a range of object numbers. This uses an alphabetic range, so if you're using numbers of varying length you may find unwanted matches. e.g. 1999.0022 would be found in this example.|
You must use square brackets and the word 'TO' must be capitalised.
|object_number:["1999.001" TO "1999.003"] -object_number:"1999.0022" -object_number:"1999.0023"||Searches for a range of object numbers and excludes some specific numbers.|
|name:("blue sky" "white horse" "black bear")||Searches for records with the Name/Title field containing any of series of text phrases.|
Refining searches: Private vs Public content
The quickest way to view either all your public records or all your private records grouped together is by clicking on the Private or Public links in the My Records section of your logged in homepage. For more information on this, please see the topic on Viewing saved object records.
These Public and Private links on your homepage gather together a full list of public or private records for your account. You may however wish to continue to search in more detail within one of these groups. In order to do this you will need to specify the public access of the record.
To search for private records, use:
To search for public records, use:
For example, you may wish to search for all of your public records that contain the word 'jug' in the Name/Title field.
- Log in to your eHive account
- Select 'My Objects' from the dropdown Search menu.
- Type in public_access:0 AND name: jug in the search box.
- Click on the Search button