Advanced Federated Search

An advanced federated search lets you search for items across all archives and look for items that are:

  • Greater than or less than a specific size
  • Files that match or do not match words in a word list
  • Files that include or exclude certain words in the body
  • Files that include words close to other words

NetGovern Search supports over 600 document types.

Keep in mind that the AND and OR Boolean operators are the mainstay of the advanced search. Think about how to narrow or broaden a search by including or excluding certain information pertinent to the case. The AND operator narrows a search and the OR operator broadens a search. In NetGovern Search, the AND operator is represented by "All of" and the OR operator is represented by "Any of"—see Search Operators.

When performing a federated search, the ideal scenario is to use the search parameters from a federated search you previously conducted using the Search dialog box. The results are automatically carried over into Advanced Search if you do not clear them.

When you open the Advanced Search dialog box, the fields will already be populated with the parameters from a previous federated search.

If you do not want to use the previous search parameters, simply remove the rules you do not want or clear the entire Advanced Search dialog box before starting a new search.