Using GigaSpaces Search

Tips and Best Practices For Leveraging Search

Find the right content with ease! Building a good customer experience does not happen by accident, it happens by design. With this principle in mind, GigaSpaces have taken proactive steps to upgrade our search capabilities, ensuring seamless access to the information you need.

Below is an explanation of the improvements you can now enjoy.

Unified Search Experience

Upon visiting GigaSpaces technical documentation site, you'll encounter an upgraded search and filter functionality that intelligently scours through various document versions, presenting you with the most relevant information for all versions or a particular version.

If you’re on the homepage of a different version for example, version 16.3, and perform a search on this page, the results will be pre-filtered to show relevant documentation only for the 16.3 version.


As you start typing your query, the search bar will offer the following helpful suggestions:

1. This icon represents previous searches you have made, displaying the most recent at the top.

2. This icon represents queries which are the closest match to your question whilst also taking into account the top queries asked by other users.

3. When you start typing a search query, the Suggested Results drop-down results section represents the top results related to your query. Click the page name to navigate directly to the page.

If the result you are looking for is not included in the Suggest Results, complete typing your query and click Search on the search bar or Enter for a detailed view of the full search results page.

Full Search Page

Search algorithms work in the backend to extract the most useful documentation from our repository and rank the results based on their relevance. The search results page also allows you to achieve to the right results.


1 Filters This is a core differentiator when it comes to the new search experience. You can narrow down the scope of your results by filtering them via product, versions, created date, and the type of documentation (for example, User Guide vs Installation Guide). Once you click a filter, you will notice that the results page is narrowed down to only include results based on your selection. If you want to clear the filters, you can simply deselect them from the left panel OR use the clear all filters option.
2 Version Control By default the search renders results for the latest version of the documentation. To view documentation of the version you’re using currently, you can simply click on the version drop down, right next to the search result and select.  Note: If there is more than one mention of a particular version, this indicates that there are two versions of the page with the same title (e.g. one for .NET and one for Java).
3 Save for Later Save this single result. It will be displayed in the "Saved Bookmarks" results tab (see 6).
4 Preview Clicking the preview button will open the result in a small pane on the search results page.
5 Advanced Search

Clicking this button will open a pop-up and allow you to narrow your search down using typical operators (exact phrase, without words, etc.) as well as configure the amount of results per page. For more details, see Advanced Search.

Four options are available:

1) With the exact phrase. The query will be searched as it is. A search for "recognise" will not find the documents with the spelling "recognize".  This search is also not case-sensitive.

2) With One or more words. All the documents containing even one word from the multiword query will be returned. For example, "fast food" will return documents containing the terms "fast", "food", and "fast food."

3) Without the words. The documents containing the query will be excluded. This is equivalent to adding a hyphen in front of a query in the search box.

4) With the wildcard search. Using search operators in the regular search box, advanced search queries start with an #. This field offers a way to run advanced searches without using #. Write your advanced search expression in this field to use it.

6 Bookmarks Clicking the Star will allow you to bookmark up to 20 searches
7 Saved Bookmarks Clicking this will reveal all your saved bookmarks
8 Search Tips Clicking this button will open a pop-up that lists the top suggestions on how to leverage the search
9 Feedback Clicking the thumbs up icon will open a pop up window that allows you to rate your search experience.
10 Mini-Filter This allows you to quickly and simply search by relevance (default) or Created Date.
  Similar Searches Similar Searches, found at the bottom of the search page, analyzes data from multiple users to recommend a search keyword which is related to the query you have performed. The order in which similar search suggestions are presented is based on the relevancy score. The keywords which helped in providing the best results based on relevancy are shown on the top.

Capturing Feedback on Articles

In addition to the search page experience feedback, we have also enabled a mechanism to capture feedback on the content. On each page of our documentation, at the right-hand side, you will notice a widget with a Thumbs up and Thumbs down option.  Simply click one of the options. There is also an option to add a comment.