How can I search HCL Connections?

HCL Connections is social networking software for the workplace. Search Activities and other Connections features for a name, word, or phrase that you specify.

Before you begin

You must have Activities installed and enabled in the Notes® sidebar before you can search Connections.

About this task

You can use Connections to create and share activities, blogs, communities, bookmarks, and business cards.

To search Connections, complete the following steps:

Procedure

  1. In the search field's drop-down menu, select one of the Connections features from the list of options:
    • Activities
    • Blogs
    • Bookmarks
    • Communities
    • Profiles
    Note: The options listed are limited to those features that are installed and enabled in your deployment of HCL Connections. If only a subset of the features are deployed in your environment, your list of options is shorter.
  2. Type the name, word, or phrase that you want to search for into the search box, and then click the search icon to start the search.

    The search results are displayed in a new page that opens in the client window.

  3. Optional: To narrow the search results that are returned by the server, perform the following steps:
    1. Click the down-arrow beside the search box to choose a filtering option.
      • To narrow the Activities results, choose one of the following options:
        All Activities
        Returns all public activities or activities to which you are a member that contain the specified name, word, or phrase in the title or description of the activity or one of its entries. This search filter is used by default when you select Activities in step 1.
        Activity To Do Items
        Returns to-do entries that contain the specified word or phrase in the To Do field or description and that reside in activities to which you belong or in activities that are public.
        Activity Items with Attachments
        Returns any entries that have attachments, contain the specified word or phrase in the title or description, and reside in activities to which you belong or in activities that are public.
      • You cannot narrow the search results for Blogs. The following option is the only available one:
        All Blogs
        Returns blogs that contain the specified word or phrase in the blog title or description or that were authored by a person with the specified name.
      • To narrow the Communities results, choose one of the following options:
        All Communities
        Returns all communities that contain the specified word or phrase in the community title or description or that were created by a person with the specified name. This search filter is used by default when you select Communities in step 1.
        My Communities
        Returns all communities of which you are a member that contain the specified word or phrase in the community title or description or that were created by a person with the specified name.
      • To narrow the Bookmarks results, choose one of the following options:
        All HCL Connections Bookmarks
        Returns all bookmarks that contain the specified word or phrase in their title or description or that were authored by a person with the specified name. This search filter is used by default when you select Bookmarks in step 1.
        My HCL Connections Bookmarks
        Returns all of the bookmarks in your bookmark collection that contain the specified word, phrase, or name.
      • To narrow the Profiles results, choose one of the following options:
        Profiles by Keyword
        Returns the profiles of people who used the specified word in their job title, About Me or Background descriptions, or as a profile tag.
        Profiles by Name
        Returns the profiles of people whose first or last name, email or alternate email address matches the specified name. This search filter is used by default when you select Profiles in step 1.
    2. Optional: Change the name, word, or phrase that you are searching for by editing the value in the search field.
    3. Click Search to filter the results further.
  4. Click an item in the results list to open it in the Notes Web browser.

    After performing a search, it is saved in the Recent Searches list, and is named with the term you were searching for. If you want to perform the same search at a later time, you can run the search again by clicking it in the Recent Searches list.