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Search for documents and mail across all of your projects

Search for documents and mail across all of your projects at the same time.

This is particularly useful if you have programs of work that are spread across multiple projects, or you need to search across multiple modules in a single project.

Search all of your projects at the same time

  1. Enter your search into the Cross Project Search field.
    You can be on any screen inside Aconex.
  2. Click the Find icon.
Cross Project Search Field

You can:

  • Click the Stop Search link while the search is in progress.
Stop Search Link
  • Select the checkbox for each project you want to search in, and clear the checkbox for all other projects.
Choose Projects
  • Click the
    • Documents tab – to view document results only.
    • Mail tab – to view mail results only.
Choose Tab
  •  Enter new search criteria in the Cross Project Search field, and click the Search button to refine your search.
New Search


You can use Boolean Operators, wildcards and advanced string searches.
You can't configure the results of this search or export the search results.

Reviewing cross project search results

For documents you can:

  • Click a document file icon to open or download the file.
  • Click the document title link to open or download the file.
  • Click the Document Options icon and choosing:
    • Open Locally – view or save the file locally.
    • Open in Online Viewer – view the document in the online viewer.
    • Open Search in Register – go to a pre-configured document search page in the project.
    • View Properties – go to the document properties page for this document in the project.
View Options

The top 25 results (based on relevance) from each project are displayed. Projects are searched sequentially in the order they are listed on the search results page.

For mails you can:

  • Click a mail icon - open the mail in the project.
  • Click a mail subject link - open the mail in the project.
  • Click the Mail Options icon and choosing:
    •  View this Mail – open the mail in the project.
    •  Open Search in Mail – go to a pre-configured mail search page in the project.
View Options
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