Aug 12 2020 04:13 PM
Aug 12 2020 04:13 PM
I just migrated my management team to Teams, and I just now discovered how limited the Search feature is.
Let's say that we have a product called Thing. From what I can tell, if I search for Thing in the search bar, it searches the following:
It seems that it does not search the following:
Basically, Planner is what we're introducing during this transition. I understand the Wiki tabs are also not searchable. I understand that I can go into the Planner module and filter by keyword...if the task is assigned to me.
But if I wanted to find all tasks that involved "Thing," I'm out of luck. I would have to go into each instance of planner in each channel and filter for "Thing." Is that correct? Is there another workaround I've missed?
Lastly, I haven't seen any substantial posts in User Voice that applied to this. I saw this post and it has a paltry 92 votes. And 80 pages of results when you search for "Search." Any suggestions on a post that I can throw my vote behind?
Aug 12 2020 10:52 PM
I believe and hope that Tasks will support a better task management experience in Microsoft Teams including a more comprehensive search etc.
Regarding your question: "Any suggestions on a post that I can throw my vote behind?". This post might be interesting.
I hope it helps.
Aug 12 2020 11:27 PM
Aug 12 2020 11:31 PM
@cshortldi this is a good point. There is a way around how to search notes in Teams.
May 24 2021 09:11 PM - edited May 24 2021 09:19 PM
@cshortldi Go check out the "Filter by Keyword" solution to the problem of searching for items by name in Teams Planner / Tasks that I finally discovered here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msteams/forum/msteams_tfb-msteams_task-msteams_mngtask/ctrl-f-se...
Great answer given by: "Celso Oliveira 77", as follows:
Aug 10 2021 09:29 AM
@OW123456789 Unfortunately keyword filtering only finds it if the text is in the Title.
I cant' seem to figure out how to search for a task by words that show up in the description or comments. Anyone know how to do that?
Also, searching with the main Teams search bar does not find ANY tasks, regardless of where the term is stored. (even title).
Jan 26 2022 09:59 PM
@cshortldi its now end Jan 2022 and still there is no work-around nor out and out solution for this issue (and many other functions-have your tried to create a Planner Task in Outlook?).
Having implemented Teamwork Projects since it's inception, and Avasa, Clickup, Basecamp and Trello, I can say that Tasks By Planner and Teams in general are not sufficiently functional to replace these other competitive options. The only reason my company migrated to Teams was due to an incompatibility the others had with our ERP. I should've ditched the ERP instead. Teams and Task By Planner has turned out to be a complicated version of Google Tasks loosely combined with the free version of Trello. I only hope MisterSofty gets their game on before we cross the threshold of financial no-return.
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Nov 15 2022 12:34 PM
@OW123456789 this doent appear to search words in the checklists. Just the Planner task title. Using the filter is looking for fields not text in the checklists.
Nov 30 2022 06:55 PM
Thanks for the filter search suggestion, it has solved my issue.
It is noted that I do separate searches in All Active and Completed.
Works like a charm. :)