You can search this help system using Atlassian Confluence's standard search system and syntax. This page provides some tips on searching.
Matched Phrase Search
Use double quotes to search for content that contains the phrase 'cheese one', or a phrase where 'cheese' and 'one' are the major words:
Common words (stop words), including 'and', 'the', 'or', and more, will be ignored—even if they are included within double quotes.
- Searching for "cheese one" returns only pages in which 'one' appears as the first word after 'cheese'.
- Searching for "the one" returns all pages containing 'one' because 'the' is a stop word.
To search for content that contains one of the terms, 'chalk' or 'cheese', use the operator OR in capital letters:
chalk OR cheese
To search for content that contains both the terms 'chalk' and 'cheese', use the operator AND in capital letters:
chalk AND cheese
To search for content that contains 'chalk' but NOT 'cheese', use the operator NOT in capital letters:
chalk NOT cheese
Excluded Term Search
To search for content that contains 'chalk' and 'butter' but not 'cheese':
chalk butter -cheese
Group Search Terms
To search for content that must contain 'chalk' but can contain either 'cheese' or 'butter', use parentheses to group the search terms:
(cheese OR butter) AND chalk
To search for pages and posts with certain words in the title, use the Add a filter option at the bottom left of the page and choose With title. Enter the words you're looking for, in any order, and hit enter.
Date Range Search
To search for content modified within a certain date range, pick a timeframe in the Last modified section on the left. If you're looking for something created within a particular date range, use the Add a filter option at the bottom left of the page and choose Created. For either option, you can pick from some predefined options, like last 24 hours and last week.
You can use one or more wildcard characters in your search. For example, you could search for http*.atlassian.* to find https://www.atlassian.com or http://www.atlassian.jp.
The search syntax doesn't allow wildcards at the beginning of your search, but you can format your search as a regular expression as a workaround. For example, you can't search for *hum* or ?hum*, as they begin with a wildcard, but you can search for /.*hum.*/ and find things like hum, human, and inhumane.
Wildcards can either replace a single character in your search, or multiple characters.
To replace a single character in your search, use a question mark (?) as a wildcard, For example, to search for 'butter', 'bitter', 'better', or 'batter'.
To replace multiple characters in your search, use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard. For example, to search for 'chicken' or 'chickpea':
Use multiple wildcards in your search. The following query will search find 'chick', 'coconut', or 'chickpea':
You can also combine wildcard characters in one search. For example, the search term below will return 'chick' but not 'chickpea':
Leading wildcards are not supported, so searching for *heese will not return cheese.
Use a tilde character followed by a number, to find two words within a certain number of words of each other.
For example, the following search will return 'Octagon blog post', but not 'Octagon team blog post':
The following search isn't valid, because you can't search for two words within zero words of each other. If you think the words are next to each other, use the matched phrase search.
Use the operator 'TO', in capital letters, to search for names that fall alphabetically within a specified range:
[adam TO ben]
Note: You can't use the AND keyword inside this statement.
Use a tilde (~) character to find words spelled similarly. If you want to search for octagon, but you're not sure how it's been spelled, type the word followed by a tilde: