The Fishbowl Wiki has a search engine that is powerful, intelligent, and easy to use. Searching the Fishbowl Wiki is similar to searching with a popular search engine like Google. Enter a few key words and scan the results for the desired article. Although not usually necessary, special search operators can be used to refine the search results.
Performing a basic search
- To search the Fishbowl Wiki, type the search terms in the search box at the top right of any page and hit the enter key.
- Example: Searching for drop ship would return all articles that contain both words. The word drop may be found in one paragraph, and ship in a different paragraph.
- The search box will auto-complete article names and display the suggestions below the search box. Open an article by clicking it, or use the arrow keys to highlight an article and hit enter.
- Example: Searching for Bill will display Bill of Materials below the search box so that the entire article name doesn't need to be typed.
Jump to an article
- If a search query matches the name of an article, the article with that name will be loaded instead of displaying search results.
- Example: Searching for Picking will automatically display the Picking article.
Don't jump to an article
- To search for a term that matches an article name, highlight the article auto-complete suggestion, or type the article name exactly (case sensitive), and then click the articles containing link below the search box.
- Example: Typing Picking and clicking articles containing will display articles that contain the term Picking.
Searching for an exact phrase ("")
- To search for an exact phrase, put quotes around the phrase.
- Example: Searching for "drop ship" would return only articles that contain the exact phrase "drop ship".
Searching for either word (OR)
- To search for either word, place a capitalized OR in between the words.
- Example: Searching for drop OR ship would return all articles that contain either word.
Excluding a word (-)
- To exclude a word from a search, place a minus sign immediately before the word.
- Example: Searching for -drop ship would return articles that contain the word ship but do not contain the word drop.
Fill in the blanks (*)
- To fill in the blank, use an asterisk in place of the unknown words. Note that the * operator works only on whole words, not parts of words.
- Example: Searching for part information will yield many results, but searching for part * information will yield fewer results, and will highlight part tracking information.
Error code search
- To see more information about a Fishbowl error message, type the 8-digit error code in the search box.
- Example: Searching for 50710702 will display information about that specific error message.
Performing a MediaWiki search (MW:)
- If the Fishbowl search is not yielding the desired results, it is possible to use the built-in MediaWiki search engine. In general, the MediaWiki results are not as intelligent, not as user friendly, and some of the search operators are not supported. To search using the built-in MediaWiki search, place MW: at the beginning of the search terms. MW: must also be inserted into the MediaWiki search box each time the search is modified (before clicking Multimedia, Advanced, next page, etc.).
- Example: Searching for MW:ship would search for ship using the built-in MediaWiki search engine.