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Microsoft Teams - Search for content within the wiki section

Dear all,

Why isn't it possible to search for content within Microsoft Team's wiki section? Is there any way to search for content in Microsoft Team's wiki's?

Thanks in advance!

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Totally agree! Search in Teams is limited to messages, persons and files. What's a wiki without search?

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IWhile waiting for Teams to support wiki search - my present workaround is to open the wiki page in the browser and use the browsers search -

I guess that you still have to know which wiki page to start searching in - have not found a way to do that yet - glad I've only invested in one wiki page :-(

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Ehhhrrrr not sure what to write. Really flabbergasted that there is no search on the wiki.

I only have 3 entries but this is just weird. And basically renders it useless. You use a wiki to store information but if you can not search it then what's the use.

The download htm option is cumbersome and does not search inside the wiki is useless.

Well maybe they will think to add search but until that time it's a toy.

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Hey @SchiphorstFranc-1352 you definitely should give a try to PerfectWiki. It's already has full text search and export functionality. DM me if you have any questions.

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GK87 answered ·

Hi guys,

This is a request which can be found under the Microsoft Teams UserVoice here. However, it it still receiving votes but Microsoft hasn't done much with it... So make sure to give it an upvote, but I wouldn't expect much in the near future for it (sadly enough).

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NIMESHEKANAYAKE-6132 answered ·

The feature was in backlog but now its being planned. I suppose we will receive an update soon.

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did something happened since Jan? :(

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IlyaPirozhenko-7380 answered ·

The full text search is a really important feature, and for almost three years Microsoft is ignoring the users voice.

If you urgently need a wiki with full text search and a bunch of other cool features (for example, export to PDF) I can suggest to try Perfect Wiki. It's the only one wiki fully integrated with Microsoft Teams.


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SchmittSamTGuangzhou-5918 answered ·

I also support adding search function to include Wikis.

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EithneHolmes-4582 answered ·

I can't believe there is no wiki search

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JonathanLe-7778 answered ·
  • yeah, it's hard to invest in a Wiki that you can't search.

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With all the promotion of MS Teams I find it hard to believe that basic functionality like searching a Wiki is missing. Unbelievable! :-(

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TravisScott-8783 answered ·

As of 8/10/20, I can use the top level Search bar in Teams to find a wiki page containing a keyword, but the experience that follows is nonsensical:
1. The main pane shows “Check out your search results on the left”. In the left bar, “Messages” is shown with “We didn’t find any matches.” If I click Files, it shows a “.mht” document containing the keyword I searched (so why not display the hit you DID find in the first place?)
2. When I click on the .mht file in the left bar, the main pane shows “Preview not available. Please download the file”. Why not just take me to the wiki page?
3. When click the “Download” button, it downloads a .mht file. When I doubleclick the downloaded file, it opens by default in internet explorer (?). a plain text notice appears at the top: “This page is automatically updated from the Wiki in Microsoft Teams - any changes made here will be overwritten. To edit this page, open it in Microsoft Teams.” There is no link or apparent way to open in teams, however, and I was unable to figure out how to associate the .mht file type with Teams.
Posting this feedback on https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18623599-fulltextsearch-for-wiki also.

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Hey, I wrote a post on "How to Search Through Microsoft Teams Built-In Wiki".

Basically it's not a baked solution, but a workaround. This workaround is a bit hacky, but it’ll allow you to do a full-text search through Microsoft Teams built-in wiki.


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fb-6609 answered ·

We also want to be able to edit the chat inside a wiki.

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PimWennekes answered ·

we actually use the wiki of Azure DevOps instead. Search works perfect here (apart from mentioned people....)

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halamusaed-6348 answered ·

youtube

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