Non-content search

In addition to searching for content, you can also search for users and places (such as spaces and groups). There are some important differences in these types of search.


When you start to @mention someone or something, Jive searched similarly to the Spotlight search. The search algorithm takes what you've typed in so far and adds a wildcard (*) to it. This means that no stemming is done with this search.

The main difference from the Spotlight search is that @mentioning only searches the title of content or place and username, name, and email of a user.

For more information, see Search overview in the User Guide.

User search

You can search for users both from the user interface and from the Admin Console.

When searching for users, the system uses the phrases and searches for them in each of the profile fields that user performing the search has access to (according to the user settings). However, you can't search for a user according to a specific profile field.

You can define common synonyms for user names that are relevant for your particular system. For example, "Robert" may be equal to "Rob" and "Bob". For more information, see Configuring search synonyms for content items.

Places search

When searching for places, such as spaces, groups, or projects, the system searches the title, the description, and the tags.

The search algorithm is similar to content search: a field that contains 5 words, one of which is a match, receives a higher score than a field that contains 25 words, one of which is a match. To make a place more easy to search, you can use the search term in the title, description, and tag fields as many times as possible, with as few other words as possible.

The following types of places can be searched for:
  • Space
  • Group
  • Project
  • Personal blog