Aha! Ideas | Search
Ambitious plans and focused collaboration both tend to generate lots of information. Many Aha! Ideas users have multiple workspaces and thousands of different records. We have designed searching in Aha! Ideas to help you sort through all that data and find the exact record you need — fast.
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Search your account
To search through your Aha! Ideas account, click the search icon in the top-right of your screen or type the / key to open the search modal with a keyboard shortcut. It will display the last 20 records you viewed. If one of these is the record you were looking for, click it to close the search modal and open the record's detail drawer.
As you type, Aha! Ideas will generate search results and the Filter by bar will appear on the right side of the modal. Use it to filter your results by Record type or by Workspace.
Ideas portal searches
When you search within an ideas portal, you use the same search engine that you use in the Aha! Ideas application. Ideas portal searches will search ideas' reference numbers, names, descriptions, and visible custom fields.
Search in Aha! Ideas supports the following syntax. Use these options to help optimize your search.
Appending an asterisk * to a word will search for all words that include the prefix. This allows for distinguishing between exact match versus prefix match results.
Records containing "author," "authorize," "authorization," "authority," etc.
Records that match APP-12 only, and not "APP-121," "APP-122," "APP-1231," etc.
Boolean operators for combining words allow you more control over the outcome of the search results. Boolean operators include AND, OR, and NOT and can be combined with parentheses.
dashboard OR report
Records containing a reference to either "dashboard" or "report"
dashboard AND report
Records containing a reference to both "dashboard" and "report"
dashboard NOT report
Records containing a reference "dashboard" but do not contain "report"
(dashboard OR report) editor
Records containing a reference to either "dashboard" or "report," but must also contain a reference to "editor"
Boolean operators must be in all capital letters.
Use @mentions in your search queries to include Aha! Ideas users.
Records where Fred has been @mentioned
Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase match.
"Fredwin Cycling enhanced map rendering"
Records that include the exact phrase, "Fredwin Cycling enhanced map rendering"