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Search service

The Search service provides methods for querying the repository and returning a filtered collection of nodes based on a user's permission.

The Search service supports a number of search languages, including:

  • XPath: Supports simple path-based contextual navigation against the node service based on version 1 of the XPath specification.
  • Alfresco Full Text: Provides a comprehensive, language independent full text search capability.
  • CMIS QL: Supports all CMIS QL (except Join between Types) standard. You can embed the Alfresco Full Text Search language in the CMIS QL contains() predicate.

For queries, Alfresco recommends that you use Alfresco-FTS and CMIS-QL. These languages are independent of query engine technology.