Exploring Indexed Content

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The easiest way to navigate and inspect items in a Coveo organization index is to use the Content Browser, which is accessible through the Administration Console (see Inspect Items With the Content Browser). The first troubleshooting steps suggested by the Coveo Support team when dealing with indexing-related cases typically involve the Content Browser.

The Content Browser is essentially a simple JavaScript Search Framework-based interface offering some extra debugging tools, such as the ability to view permissions, or open indexing pipeline logs for any given item. Assuming you have the required privileges, the Content Browser also allows you to enable the View All Content option to bypass item/source security. Doing so can be extremely convenient, as it allows you to explore content you wouldn’t otherwise be explicitly allowed to see as a user.


By default, the Content Browser enforces the default query pipeline, but you can use the Pipeline drop-down menu to enforce another query pipeline, bypassing its condition, if any. Conditions on query pipeline statements are evaluated normally in the Content Browser.

You will learn more about query pipelines later in this guide (see About Query Pipelines).

What’s Next

The next section in this guide provides guidelines for creating search interfaces for your end users (see Designing the Search Experience).