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Getting Started Using Coveo JavaScript Search

Where Do I Start?

1 Select a search interface, enter keywords, and click the button to get results. >
2 Review search results. >
3 Use facets to easily refine results. >

Features Around the Search Box

1 Select the tab for the search interface that best fits the scope of your search. 
2 Enter keywords representing what you are looking for. >
3 Launch the search to get results.
4 Click ... to manage filters, share query, etc.
5 Click Preferences to customize how search results are opened and create filters. >
6 Click Share Query to view, copy, and share the complete query sent to the Coveo server. 
7 Click Export to Excel to export the first ten search results (including their metadata) to a Microsoft Excel file format.

Search Syntax You Can Use in the Search Box

Example Only returns


Documents containing the + prefixed term, not other terms sharing the same stem. >

"the sentence I search for"

Documents containing the exact phrase enclosed in double quotes. >


Emails sent by or to somebody using the from and to email field aliases. >

@author=paul @title="annual report"

Documents matching the @ prefixed field or field alias name and specified content. >


Document matching the date field expression using the now, today, yesterday, s, m, h, d, mo, and y date/time operators with mathematical operators. >

(report OR status) NEAR:10 financial

Documents containing the keywords matching the logic specified by the operators (AND, OR, NOT, NEAR) and optionally parenthesis. >

gr?y color

Documents containing the variants of the term in which ? and * wildcard characters can be any character(s). >

More Information

Refining Results with Facets

1 Facet criterion is file Type.
2 Number of search results for each file type
3 Selected check boxes to only show Word Document and PDF File search results.
4 Click More, and then type in the search box to locate and use other file types.
5 Use the Year facet to further refine results. Here, search results created in 2015 are excluded.
6 Click the icon to reset all facet selections.

Select one of the available options to order facet values by the number of Occurrences, the Score, or the Label either in Ascending or Descending manner.


Hover an item and click to exclude the item.

9 Click Collapse to reduce the facet size by hiding its items.

Reviewing Search Results

1 Review the number of results on the current page and in total.
2 Click Clear to reset all facet selections.
3 Click Relevance or Date to change the search result sorting. >
4 Navigate to other search result pages.

Anatomy of a Search Result

Each search interface includes an optimized search result template. Look at this email search result example.

1 Email icon and subject - Click to open the email in your email application (like Microsoft Outlook).
2 Sender and recipient names
3 Click Quick View to open an HTML version of the email. 
4 Icon and attachment file name - Click to open an attached document with the native application.
5 Email thread summary - Click to expand the series of folded exchanged emails. 
6 Message date
7 Email excerpt 

Quickly Reviewing a Search Result

1 Click Quick View for a search result you want to review.
2 Click the up or down arrows next to the desired keyword to navigate in the document through occurrences of the color highlighted keywords.
3 Click the title to open the document in its native application.
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