Searching is a critical aspect of being able to find the information you need. This function is available on many parts of ELMO.
Keywords are just the words you use in your search. Combining Keywords with Operators give the parameters for a search to occur. Keywords and Operators form Expressions.
Operators in ELMO are: AND, OR, NOT( ! or -), grouping operator (parentheses), and phrase operator (“”).
|AND||default implicit operator; matches when both of its arguments match example (with three keywords and two implicit AND operators between them): voters ballots stations returns matches with voters AND ballots AND stations.|
|OR ( | )||Matches when any of its two arguments match. example: one | two returns matches that have one OR two example: “Opening Form” | “Polling Form” returns matches that are that are Opening Form or Polling Form.|
|NOT (!= or -)||Matches when the first argument matches, but the second one does not. example: form != Closing returns the matches of forms that are NOT the Closing form example: ballot -box matches any response with an answer containing the word ballot but NOT the word box.|
|(… )||Grouping parenthesis explicitly denotes the argument boundaries. example: (red|
|“…”||Quotes match when argument Keywords match an exact phrase. example: “The red fox jumped over the fence“ example: “Voter lines went outside the center and down the street“|
A qualifier is a word you add to an expression to specify where to search. For example, searching form: observation within the Responses menu will return all forms with the word “observation” in them. Another example: searching type: long text in the Questions menu returns all questions of the long text type.
Available qualifiers depend on the view or menu that you are working within. They are listed below:
|form:||The name of the form submitted|
|submitter:||The name of the user that submitted the response (partial matches allowed|
|submit-date :||The date the response was submitted (e.g. 1985-03-22)|
|reviewed:||Whether the response has been marked ‘reviewed’ (1 = yes or 0 = no)|
|source:||The medium via which the response was submitted (‘web’, ‘odk’, or ‘sms’)|
|text:||Answers to textual questions|
|code:||The question code (partial matches allowed)|
|title:||The question title (partial matches allowed)|
|type:||The question type (text, long-text, integer, decimal, location, select-one, select-multiple, datetime, date, time)|
|tag:||Tags applied to the question|
|name:||The user’s full name|
|login:||The user’s username|
|email:||The user’s email address|
|phone:||The user’s phone number (no dashes or other punctuation, e.g. 1112223333|
|group:||The user group that the user belongs to|
|content||The message content (partial matches allowed)|
|type:||The message type (incoming, reply, or broadcast) (partial matches allowed|
|username||The username of the sender or receiver (partial matches allowed)|
|name:||The full name of the sender or receiver (partial matches allowed)|
|number:||The phone number of the sender or receiver (partial matches|
|date:||The date the message was sent or received (e.g. 2015-01-29)|
|datetime||The date and time the message was sent or received (use quotation marks and 24-hr time, e.g. “2015-01-29 14:00”)|