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search by a contributor who is no longer authorized

I want to search for data that was contributed by an ex-employee, sadly the search by contributor only seems to work for current contributors. Is there a work-around?

thx, steve

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@Steve Herman  you don't indicate whether you are on the cloud or server version of Confluence. Knowing that helps us answer your questions more accurately.

On our server Confluence contributor search works fine. However, the nice little "Contributor" box search does not work.

To search for a former user's contributions:

1. On the search screen, switch to the Advanced search.


2. Enter the search string Contributor = userid


@Doug Swartz didn't know what version I have. google search indicates i probably have server version since the URL is

Tried the Contributor = userName but that doesn't seem to work.

You're on the cloud version. ( is the domain) I'm sorry that I can't help you.

You might want to take a look at this page It mentyions some changes in how you get to the advanced search capabilities.

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