How do i search only within a space?


When I navigate to a space then use the search, it search all of Confluence.  How do I get it to search only within the Space I am in?


Mr. V

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Hi Victor,

you can control the space where the search operates from the the search result page - see here:

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The quick search box at the top right corner always searches everything.

Why is this only on the search results page? This means I have to first run a completely BS search just to get to the page where I want to search for something specific.

The absence of an "Advanced Search" CTA of any kind has always perplexed and frustrated us.


There is also a live search macro that you can add to a page which you can set to only search the current space. The problem is that it lives on the page so if you want it to appear on every page you would need to add it to every page. The other option would be to have a custom theme where you can add this macro to the left navigation or somewhere else on the UI.

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Aug 15, 2017

Victor, if you are running your own server you may add the Livesearch Macro to the space sidebar using the wiki markup example toward the bottom of this page: Livesearch Macro

You would go to Space Tools>Look and Feel>Sidebar, Header and Footer to add the macro to the sidebar.

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