Getting Started With Coveo Search Pages

Most Coveo JavaScript Search Framework pages are fundamentally very similar. They typically consist in a search bar, a result list, and some facets. This page summarizes the features you can leverage and how you can get the most out of your Coveo Cloud search page.

Where to Start?

A typical Coveo search page

1 Select a search interface, enter keywords in the box, and click the Search button to get results. [more]
2 Review your search results. [more]
3 Use the facets to refine your results. [more]

A typical Coveo search page

1 Select the tab corresponding to the search interface that best fits the scope of your search.
2 Enter keywords representing the desired content. [more]
3 Click the magnifying glass button to launch the search.
4 Click the More icon (More icon) to show additional search page options.
5 Click Preferences to customize how search results are opened and to create filters.
6 Click Share Query to view, copy, and share the complete query sent to Coveo Cloud.

Query Syntax Overview

The following table summarizes the various ways you can make more precise queries. The search syntax is especially useful when you want to leverage the metadata that Coveo makes searchable. For further information, see Query Syntax Reference and Search Prefixes and Operators.

Example Items returned
+work Items in which work appears. Items in which work does not appear, but that contain words sharing the same stem, such as workload, working, and workforce are not returned in the search results. [more]
"one flew over the cuckoo's nest" Items containing this exact phrase. [more]

from:alice

to:john

Emails of which the from field contains alice and the to field contains john. [more]

@author=paul

@title="annual report"

Items for which the author and title fields match the specified content. [more]
@date>today-7d Items for which the date in the date field is more recent than the date calculated from the today-7d expression, i.e., seven days ago. [more]
(report OR status) NEAR:10 financial Items containing the keywords matching the logic specified by the operators (AND, OR, NOT, NEAR) and optionally parenthesis, i.e., items in which report or status appears within 10 words of the word financial. [more]
gr?y color Items containing either gray or grey, as ? acts as a wildcard. [more]

Search Results

1 Number of results in the current page and in total.
2 Facet values selected.
3 Click Relevance or Date to change the search result sorting.
4 Click Clear to reset all facet selections.
5 Navigate to other search result pages.
6 Change the number of search results displayed per page.

Features Around the Search Results

Search Result Templates

Each search interface includes several search result templates that are each optimized to show the most significant metadata of a given type of item. The following example shows a CRM account search result.

Parts of a Facet

1 Item type and account icon.
2 Account name. Click to open the account in its native application, i.e., your CRM.
3 Account creation date.
4 Account description excerpt.
5 Click Quick View to open an HTML version of the account information. [more]
6 Click Details to display additional information regarding the account, such as the account owner, the account contact person, and the date on which the account information was last modified.

In contrast, YouTube search results have a different appearance, as their most relevant metadata is not the same as that of CRM accounts.

YouTube Search Result

Search Result Quick View

Clicking Quick View

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