Fielded searching

Within this website, it is possible to search on specific fields within a document. To specify a field, you must first type the field name, followed by an equals sign and then query. For example, ‘title=fielded’, would search all of the documents on the website with a title containing ‘fielded’.

If the query is more than one word, then it must be specified as a phrase. Use either double quotes to mark the start and end (title="fielded searching") or a semi-colon to separate each of the words in the phrase (title=fielded;searching)

The following searching fields are available on the RMIT website:

Field

Description

abstract

Any of the words in the metadata abstract of a document.

approver

The name or staff number of the person who approved (authorised) the document.

audience

The metadata audience type of a document.

contributor

The name of the person who contributed to the creation of the document.

creator

The name of the person who created the document. This may be different to the person who uploaded the document.

date

The date specified within the document.

editor

The name or staff number of the person who edited the document.

id

The unique identifier (SIMID or Document ID) of the document.

interest

The metadata interest area of a document.

keywords

Any of the words in the metadata keywords of a document.

notes

Any of the words in the metadata notes of a document.

owner

The owning group of a document. This is a numeric code.

path

The path to the document in the site map.

staffnum

The staff profile of a staff member, based on their staff number.

status

Documents of a particular status in the document life cycle.

title

Any of the words in the document title.

type

Documents of a particular document type.

uploader

The name or staff number of the person who uploaded the document.

visibility

The category of users to whom the document is visible.

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