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When a user search for a document in my site, I want the search criteria to be applicable for specific folder. Say, I have Model Repository as a directory and that has 100s of documents. If someone searches for a given Model by Author name, or Description or some specific keywords, search engine should only look into that folder, not across the enterprise level sites.

Is there a way it can be done?

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Yes, it's possible:

confl1.jpgconfl2.jpgThere you should choose as a parent "Model Repository"

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In addition to @Grigory_Salnikov__SYSSOFT_ solution, you could also use the Livesearch Macro. You'd just need to restrict the search to your Model Repository space.

Hope this helps,

- Manon

Thanks, Greg. Can I save these search criteria and save it as a filter for the team to use? Or do i need to send instructions for the team with search criteria examlples and filters?

Thanks, Manon. I'll explore Livesearch Macro feature. I'm pretty new to Confluence, my questions could be quite basic, but instead of getting lost, thought of taking help from the community and solve my teething problems quickly. Much appreciated for the quick response.


I can't find the option to save the filter anywhere so maybe instructions are not a bad idea.

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Davin_Studer Community Leader May 31, 2018

Another option for you if you want to restrict the search within a space to a certain part of the page tree is to use the Page Tree Search. The macro allows you to specify the parent page to search under.


None of these pages seem to work.

I have a parent page with multi children and grandchildren.  I am looking for a specific term <TBD> and would like the search results to pull up the pages that have that term.

What macro should I use? Where should place that macro? What settings should I use for that macro?

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