Searching for artifacts

You can search for artifacts using Project Tracker queries. You can create ad-hoc (one-time-use) queries, and you can save queries for re-use. When you save a query, you can either store a link to the query on the main query page, or you can copy and paste the URL of the query in the browser address bar.

Information that you can use in a search includes the following:

The Query tab allows you to search the database based on a refined set of parameters. You can search on any of the text attributes as well as any other attribute your project owner has included as a quick search parameter. Search strings are case-insensitive. For example, a search string of "test" in a Summary field will return issues with "test" and "Test" in their Summary fields.

To enter a simple query, click Project Tracker > Query Artifacts in the left navigation pane, and click the Create new button if no query has yet been defined. Select the attributes you would like to search against then enter a search string. Each attribute will be searched for every term that appears in your search string. For instance, the Game project has the Summary, Description, Story-line and Error message string attributes. You are interested in any artifact that involves the usage of a joystick. You can select one, some or all of the text attributes and then enter "joystick" in the search string. Once the search is initiated, all entries in the attributes you have chosen will be searched for the term "joystick".

You can use this form to determine how you would like the search results displayed. You can select what attribute you would like the results ordered by as well as the number of artifacts you would like to see per page.