Within Teamwork, you can use the search bar near the top right of your site to quickly find various project items.



There are two search options available in Teamwork: quick search and advanced search.

Note: Search results will only include items from projects you are a member of and have permission to view. 


Quick search

Click the magnifying glass icon in the top right of your site to open the quick search field.

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As you are entering a search term into the search box, the quick search will returns results in a dropdown. The results will only include project items created or updated within the last 60 days.

  • These results are clickable and will bring you to the full view for that particular item.
You can also select an item type to refine your search before typing your search term.

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When using quick search while viewing an individual project, you will have the additional option of searching only within that project.



Advanced search

If you enter a search term in the quick search box and press return, you will be redirected to the advanced search view, which will show results from any time frame across all projects where you are a member.

You can also click Advanced Search at the bottom of the quick search dropdown to open the advanced search view.

The Advanced Search allows you to search across all projects or a specific one.

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Click the More Options button below the search box to search for a custom set of project item types using the checkboxes beside each item type.

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You can specify search filter options, choosing whether or not you want to include:

  • Completed Items
  • Archived Projects
  • Archived Messages

You can also set a sort order preference:

  • Order by Name
  • Order by Date Last Updated

Note: For files, search results include matches from the details of files such as their name and description, however the contents of files aren't included.



Searching by item ID

If you know the ID of a project, task or other item in your site, then you can enter the ID in the search field to see a link straight to that item.

  • You can see the task ID in the column on the left of the task details screen
  • You can see the ID of other items in the URL for the individual item page


Searching for tags

You can also run searches for tags in the search bar using #tagname.

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If you want to do a match all search for multiple tags on an item, just enter them in as #Tag1 #Tag2 etc. The results will show any items that contain all tags in the search term. 

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To search for items containing at least one tag, use the OR operator between each tag. The results will show any items that contain one or multiple tags searched. 

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If the tag is made up of multiple words and has spaces in it, you need to enter the text in square brackets after the hashtag, for it to be returned. 

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Advanced search queries

You can do advanced search queries using boolean operators such as AND/OR, brackets and quotes around strings to match phrases.

For example: (animals AND ("kittens" NOT "snakes")) OR (chocolate OR "cotton candy") 

For more information, see: Getting Started