Files.com offers a search engine that allows searching for content including files and folders by name based on the search query. Additionally, if the user is an Admin user, search offers search results to show Admin Settings which match the search query. Using the search capability on Files.com web allows users to see the search results as they type the search query as well as offers a shortcut to navigate to the specific results. This includes navigating to a folder, previewing the file or navigating to the settings for Admins.
We hope to one day extend the capacity of our search engine to provide for in-file search, however that capability is not planned for our near-term roadmap.
For folders stored within Files.com, the search is recursive and the results will include items found within any subfolders.
For Remote Mount folders, where files and folders are stored at external storage locations, the search is limited to the current folder and will only include items found within that folder.
Our search engine is meant for human business users, and is not meant to be used by automations. That's because our search index is specifically not updated in real time. While we try to have file uploads, moves, and deletes reflected in search within a period of time that's reasonable for humans, we have not designed the system to provide the sort of instant gratification that would make sense for automation use.
For automated search, the best we offer is the ability to filter the items returned in the list of a single folder. This can be achieved with the filter parameter to the folder list request in our API and SDKs. It accepts wildcards.
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