When performing a global search, it is possible to also have the instance search through the attachment for the keywords specified. 

This knowledge article will detail the steps on how to configure this.


  1. This procedure is assuming that text_index is set to true for the table, if it is not, then make sure to set this to true first.
  2. Navigate to the dictionary entry for the table that contains the attachments
  3. Change to the Advanced view for the form
  4. In the 'Attributes' field, add "attachment_index=true"
    You may need to put a comma after the last attribute defined

  5. Save the record
  6. On the dictionary form again, click on 'Generate Text Index' under the Related links
    This process will queue the table for indexing and may take a few days depending on the size and amount of records it needs to go through.

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Last Updated:2020-09-22 04:05:02