Searching attachments

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Document attachments uploaded to the database can be searched as well. This is done using the original SQL search. You need to have your SQL server configured properly as described in the Installation and deployment -> Additional configuration tasks -> Configuration of full-text search in files chapter in order for attachment searching to be functional.


If you have the SQL server configured, you need to enable attachment searching by using the following properties of the Smart search dialog with results or Smart search results web part:


Property Name


Search in attachments

If enabled, document attachments will be searched.

WHERE condition

WHERE condition specifying documents whose attachments will be searched.

ORDER BY expression

ORDER BY expression ordering documents. The attachments will be displayed according to this order in the search results.


The results are interlaced with regular search results, which is by design and cannot be modified.


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