Search example: Searching for topics with DITA elements

This example shows how to refine your search to find topics with a specific type of element, such as a concept topic that contains a <note> element.

  1. If necessary, click the New Query button.
    This sets all panels of the Search view to their defaults.
  2. In the Cycles panel of the Search view, select Authoring.
  3. In the Document Types panel, select Topics.
  4. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of Topics.
    The list of all topic types are displayed.
  5. Deselect all types and keep only concept.
  6. In the Search for panel, select note from the Search in drop-down list.
  7. Click Search.
    Note: If the Search button is disabled, check to see if you've supplied values in all the panels where one is required. Panels that need values show error messages such as the following.

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The Search Results view lists all the concept topics in the Authoring cycle that contain a note.