The "Search Advisories Feature" searches in the Title, Subject, Purpose, and extracted file text of Documents and Attachments. The feature displays all search terms in yellow highlight. Also, the results page shows the number of search term matches for advisories.
To search for a specific advisory, use quotes and the exact title, for example, "UIPL No. 04-10". Or, skip the "quotes" and search on UIPL 04-10. In either case, single-digit months and days should be proceeded by zero, as in this example.
Here are some examples of how search works:
The Advisory will display results when the search finds at least one search term in one or more search fields. For example, using the keywords extended benefits returns 387 results. The matched Advisories shown on the results page have the words extended and benefits in any order and may be separated by other words, in at least one field.
This searches for an exact match in the Title, Subject, Purpose, and extracted file text of Documents and Attachments. The terms must be found in at least one of these fields for the Advisory to display in the results. The terms must be in order and not separated by other words. For example, using “extended benefits” returns 198 results. These Advisories have an exact match for extended benefits, in at least one field.
This searches for terms in the Title, Subject, Purpose, and extracted file text of Documents and Attachments. The terms can be found in any of these fields for the Advisory to display in the results. They do not need to be in the same field. For example, extended + benefits returns 395 results.
To get targeted results for a specific Advisory, use quotes. For example, searching on "UIPL No. 04-10" returns 28 results. This means, “UIPL No. 04-10” was found referenced in the exact order in 28 advisories.
With any of the search options, you can Filter to refine results. When search results for "UIPL No. 04-10" are filtered to show only “Active” guidance, you get 18 results.
There are multiple options for sorting results, including by Most Relevant, which only applies to keyword searches. Most Relevant sorts search results by a weight system. Most Relevant displays search results based on which field the term or terms appears in and the “weight” of that field. For example, if the keyword search matches the title, the system gives it the highest weight and puts the record on top of the results. The weight of the search fields are as follows:
- Title (x15)
- Subject (x2)
- Purpose (x2)
- Documents & Attachments (x1)