Working With Items → Searching for Work Items → Search Criteria
Search results are based on the relevance of your search criteria. Items that match the most words are returned. Broader search criteria returns the most useful list of results.
Search criteria must contain at least three characters. As you type criteria, suggested results are provided.
Search by the ID and prefix or just by the ID's numeric portion. For example, if you are searching for DEF00015, you can type 15 to return this item. Leading zeros are automatically prepended to your numeric search criteria.
Include a user name in your search to find work items in which the user is referenced. For example, search for Darren Developer to find work items that this user submitted, owned, updated, or is referenced in any field.
Search for information in notes and e-mail messages that are attached to work items.
Use the following tips to help you find work items:
Your search criteria can contain any combination of Item IDs, user names, and keywords. For example, search for Darren Developer Assigned Log File to find items in the Assigned state that Darren has contributed to, and that contain the words log and file.
When you search for items in your preferred projects, sub-projects are only included in the search if you explicitly added them to your preferred projects. To quickly add sub-projects to your preferred projects list, select the checkmark for a parent project.
For details, refer to My Projects.
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