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The (Relativity) Search Begins - Key Word Searching

My first go-to method of searching when I am looking for something in a Relativity database is using the keyword search.  Keyword search (or SQL index search) is Relativity's default search engine. You can use a keyword search to query a full text index. The long text and fixed-length text fields included in this index vary by workspace.  Basically, you can make your searches as easy or as complex as you want.   The keyword search bar is pretty easy to locate.     You can start by entering a word you want to find: In this example, I am looking for the word "gas".  I type the word in my search bar and click on the search button. The search will return with the number of documents where the keyword appears in your database: You can use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) in keyword searches, as well as quotation marks for exact matches, asterisks (*) for wildcards, and other features. However, if you perform a keyword search with multiple terms, documents where those terms exi

The (Relativity) Search Begins - Filtering

If you have had your data processed and loaded into Relativity, the next thing you will want to do is to search the data.  What good does it do to put your data into a database if you can't find what you need when you need it? Let's take a look at some of the basic searches to get you started. Relativity gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes to searching.  You might want to start by using filters.  It's easy and something you can do right out of the box. Filters You can use filters to limit the documents which appear in your database.  To activate your filter, click on the "funnel" icon at the top of your document list.   This activates each column in your document list view. Now select the column you wish to filter on: Only check what you want to see.  In this example, I only want to see the documents relating to the Chris Germany .  When your selection is checked, click Apply . The documents relating to your selection will appear. Easy right?  Filtering i