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Search Capabilities

The Decipher Research Hub has powerful search capabilities that allow you to search for projects with ease.

1:  Searching for a Project

The search bar is located at the top of the portal screen. Simply enter the word or phrase you want to search for and click the search icon   (or hit "Enter" on your keyboard). The results will show the list of projects on one page.

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Note: Any project path that starts with "temp, tmp, sst, preview" (e.g. template2) will not be found.

2:  Saved Searches

2.1:  How to Save Search Parameters

Once you've entered a search parameter you have the option to save it for use in the future. To save the search, select the save icon   that appears to the right of the search bar.

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Enter a name to identify the search criteria in the field provided, then click "Save".

Saving the search will update the "Saved Searches" menu with the name of the search.

2.2:  Using the Saved Search

To use a saved search, select the "View" menu and select the desired search option from the "Saved Searches" section.

Once selected, the search results are listed.

3:  Refining a Search

If you're having trouble remembering the project name or number, or the search results are still too broad to locate your project, there's a variety of options to further refine and filter your results.

3.1:  Refine Search Options

The search refining options can be used along with a term or phrase, or on their own. Click the orange caret   to refine the search.

Select any of the options to help refine your search, then click "Go".

Check "Show Detailed Search Results" to highlight the search term in the results.

3.1.1:  Project Type

Refine the search results based on the state of the project.

  • Any:  Projects in any state
  • Active:  A project is considered to be in an active state when any of the following have occurred:
    • Respondents collected in the past 72 hours
    • Project has been edited in the survey builder, XML, testing environment, field report or project settings
    • Simulated data has been run
    • Survey has been launched or closed
    • Email campaign created or sent
    • Created saved report, data layout or table set
    • Project description edited
    • Project renamed
  • Beacon (Any State):  Beacon projects in any state
  • Beacon (Dev):  Beacon surveys created by Decipher staff are set to dev state while they are built
  • Beacon (Testing):  Beacon surveys in testing state/mode
  • Beacon (Live):  Beacon survey is actively collecting responses
  • Beacon (Closed):  Beacon survey is closed and no responses may be submitted
  • Campaign Only:  Projects created as campaign only
  • Information Only: Projects created as information only
  • SPSS Import:  Projects created as SPSS Import

3.1.2:  Field Date

Refine the search results based on specific dates it was in field (i.e., in "Live" state).

  • Any:  Any field date
  • Date Range:  Select the checkbox to specify a date range from the day the first respondent completed the survey to the last (qualified or not). Click in the "From" and "To" fields to select the month/day/year from the calendar. You may also type in the date range in the format mm/dd/yy (or yyyy).

3.1.3:  Project Has...

Refine the search based on project features.

  • Any
  • Survey
  • Campaign
  • Saved Report
  • Dashboard
  • Files

3.1.4:  My Projects

Refine the search based on projects you've been involved with.

  • Any
  • Favorites:  Projects you've marked as favorites (i.e., starred)
  • Edited by Me:  You've done any of the following:
    • Edited in the survey builder, XML, testing environment, field report or project settings
    • Ran simulated data
    • Launched/closed a survey
    • Created/sent email campaign
    • Added/removed users or user groups
    • Added/removed tags (excluding mass editing)
    • Edited project description
    • Renamed project
  • Accessed by Me:  Any project you've accessed and done any of the following:
    • Edited in the survey builder, XML, testing environment, field report or project settings
    • Ran simulated data
    • Launched/closed a survey
    • Created/Sent email campaign
    • Created saved report, data layout or table set
    • Accessed project page, survey, field report, crosstabs, saved report, data downloads, dashboard
    • Added/removed users or user groups (excluding mass editing)
    • Added/removed tags (excluding mass editing)
    • Edited project description
    • Survey exported

3.1.5:  Project Content

Refine the search based on specific text (alphanumeric) found in the selected context.

  • Project Name:  Name of the project in the portal
  • Project Description:  Description for the project
  • Tags:  Tags attached to the project
  • Survey Content:  Any text within the survey (specifically, the survey.xml file), excluding external files such as quotas, appended XML or other language translations

3.1.6:  Users / User Groups

Refine the search based on users or user groups assigned to the project.

  • Any:  Any users / groups
  • Users/User Groups: Select from users or groups within your company. Click "Show All Users/Groups" for the full list.

3.1.7:  Project Tags

Refine the search based on tags attached to the project.

  • All:  Any tags
  • Tags:  Select from tags created. Click "Show All Tags" for the full list.

3.2:  Sorting

Once the search results are listed you can click on the sort icon   and select from the following options:

  • Accessed by Me
  • Accessed by Anyone
  • Edited Date
  • Project Name
  • Total Respondents
  • Qualified Respondents
  • Today's Respondents
  • Project State
  • First Respondent
  • Last Respondent

Then select the desired order, "Ascending" or "Descending", and click "Apply".

If you have the portal in list view, you can also sort by clicking on any of the column headers.

  • Name:  Sort alphabetically (A-Z or Z-A).
  • Directory:  Sort by the directory or path, in ascending or descending order. Then click "Apply".
  • Total:  Sort by the total number of completes, including terminates, in ascending or descending order.
  • Qualified:  Sort by the total number of qualified completes, in ascending or descending order.
  • Today:  Sort by the number of completes collected today, in ascending or descending order.
  • Accessed by:  Select sorting based on any of the following options, in ascending or descending order. Then click "Apply".
    • Accessed by Me
    • Accessed by Anyone
    • Edited Date
    • First Respondent
    • Last Respondent
  • State:  Sort by the project state (i.e., Dev, Testing, Live, Closed, Campaign or Info).

4:  View Filters

The portal offers predefined search filters that allow you to quickly filter your projects. Click on the menu to access the options, described in detail below. Once selected, click "Apply".

  • Search Results:  When search parameters have been applied, the "Search Results" view is shown
  • Favorites:  View only the projects you have marked as favorites (i.e., starred)
  • Active Projects:  View only projects with recent activity
    • Respondents collected in the past 72 hours
    • Project has been edited in the survey builder, XML, testing environment, field report or project settings
    • Simulated data has been run
    • Survey has been launched or closed
    • Email campaign created or sent
    • Created saved report, data layout or table set
    • Project description edited
    • Project renamed
  • Recent Projects:  View only projects that have been edited recently
    • Project has been edited in the survey builder, XML, testing environment, field report or project settings
    • Simulated data has been run
    • Survey has been launched or closed
    • Email campaign created or sent
    • Created saved report, data layout or table set
    • Accessed project page, survey, field report, crosstabs, saved report, data downloads, dashboard
    • Added/removed users or user groups (excluding mass editing)
    • Added/removed tags (excluding mass editing)
    • Project description edited
    • Survey exported
  • All Projects
  • Saved Searches:  View results from searches you've saved

4.1:  Show Your Archived Projects

This option is available in the "View" menu and allows you to show projects that have been archived. Check the box to show archived projects.

5:  Advanced Search Syntax

The search engine also allows you to enter your own search string parsers in the search field. Below is a list of search keys and descriptions of how they can be used.

  • Simple boolean expressions such as AND, OR and NOT can be used against filters (case-sensitive, must be all caps).
  • Nested expressions are not supported.
  • Use commas to separate OR conditions. Use spaces to separate AND conditions.
    For example:
    • type:live OR has:campaign
    • NOT type:live OR NOT has:campaign
    • has:(campaign AND report) is same as has:(campaign report)
    • type:(live OR testing) is same as type:(live,testing)
  • Quotes should be used to search for phrases. Individual words are usually used to match results. For example:
    • “What is your age?” within:survey will look for an exact match and return only if “What is your age” is found.
    • What is your age within:survey will return if any of these words are found (“what”, “is”, “your”, “age”)
Search Key Description Type
survey

Searches against the survey path.
E.g.:

  • survey:selfserve/53a/123456
  • selfserve/53a/123456
  • 123456
String
type

Searches against the type value of a project.
E.g.:

  • type:any
  • type:(active,dev)
Single/Enclosed enum(s)
title Searches against the title/name value of a project. String
description Searches against the description value of a project. String
tags

Searches against the tags associated with a project. Values can be a single string, or multiple strings separated by spaces enclosed in parentheses.
E.g.:

  • tags:test
  • tags:(test,fish,donkey,”tag with spaces”)

Alternatively, hash tags can be used.
E.g.:

  • #tag
  • #tag1 #tag2
  • "#tag with spaces"
Single/Enclosed string(s)
within

Searches against survey name, tags, file names, description, and survey content.

Values: (name (default), description (default), tag (default), filename, survey)
E.g.:

  • within:name
  • within:(name,description,content,tag)
Single/Enclosed enum(s)
company Searches projects associated with matching companies. String
user

Searches projects associated with matching users.
E.g.:

  • user:michael
  • user:(michael,carl)
String
start_date

Searches for projects with an active date greater than this value. Must be in ISO 8601 format.
E.g.:

  • start_date:2013-06-17
Date
end_date

Searches for projects with an active date less than this value. Must be in ISO 8601 format.
E.g.:

  • end_date:2013-06-18
Date
has

Searches across the survey’s peripheral elements. Values can be a single string, or multiple strings separated by spaces enclosed in parentheses.

Values: (any, campaign, report, dashboard, files, mls)
mls checks for multi language surveys.

  • report returns if there are any saved reports.
  • dashboard returns if there are any saved dashboards.
  • files returns if any files are in the project.

E.g.:

  • has:campaign
  • has:(campaign,report)
Single/Enclosed enum(s)
my

Searches across projects relative to the user based on criteria.

Values: (any, favorite, edited, accessed)
E.g.:

  • my:favorite
  • my:(edited,accessed)
Single/Enclosed enum(s)
archived

Searches projects with archived status as follows.

Values: (true, false)
E.g.:

  • archived:true
Boolean