ExtendedSearchField

The extended search field replaces the search field in the content browser. It allows the user to select which search engine is active.

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NGSearch makes use of the extended search field, which in turn relies on server support for “prefixes”. The ability to use these search prefixes, and which of them are supported, depends on the type of servers and server-side plugins (such as DeepSearch). When prefixes are supported, the advanced search menu will be accessible, and the menu will only show the search options supported by the currently selected server.

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When image search is available, the image icon will appear when hovering the mouse over the search bar. To search for an image, either drag and drop it onto the search field, select the path in the image menu, or right click on an image in the content browser and select ‘Find Similar’. Files with thumbnails on an omniverse server are also supported.

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Advanced search prefixes include name, tag, created_by and more (see below). In some cases, adding a - before a prefix can search for the opposite. For example -ext:usd will search for files that are not usd files. Currently negated prefixes aren’t supported in the UI, and must be typed in manually.

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To modify a search, double click on the search bar.

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Some of the available prefixes of deepsearch are:

UI Field

Prefix

Usage

Image 1

image

AI powered image search.

Description 1

description

AI powered description search.

File Name

name

File or folder name

Created by

created_by

The username of the creator of the file

Modified by

modified_by

The username of the most recent user who modified the file

Tags

tag

Tags added by the tagging service.

File Type

ext

The file extension (usd, png, …)

File Size

larger_than, smaller_than

File size comparison. Default units are MB.

Date

created_before, created_after

Filtering by date, when the file was created

Path

path

The specific path to search. By default the current directory is used.

1(1,2)

Only available with Deepsearch.