Searching for metadata within the workarea

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When using Solr Search, there is a specific query needed to query metadata keywords.

When querying Solr, there is a prefixed term placed in front of the metadata name. Therefore, this prefix needs to be placed in front of the metadata name when querying in the workarea.

In the workarea, navigate to the "Search Published" tab. 

  1. Log in to the workarea
  2. Click on the "Content" tab
  3. Go to "Action" > "Search".

To search for metadata keywords, the query you will want to run is:

emt[metadata name]: [keyword]

Below is an example. For this instance the metadata name is Ektron, and the keyword we are looking for is synergy.

emtektron: synergy



The metadata definition will need to be set to "searchable" through Settings>Metadata Definition>Select the metadata or create a new one> under the 'Type' drop down select 'Searchable Property'. There will then be a 'Searchable Property' section where you can make adjustments.


In the query, the metadata name must be lowercase, even if it's mixed case in the metadata definition. For example, if you were to use the metadata definition Map Address, you would query using all lower case:

emtmapaddress: keyword