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Nuix Quick Search Referance

Indexed Fields:

content:flag:  (Options- irregular_file_extension, inline, partially_processed, poison, text_stripped, audited, top_level, not_top_level, loose_file, not_loose_file)kind: (Options- email, document, spreadheet, presentation, drawing, other-document, image, multimedia, database, container, system, unrecognised.), exclusion: exp(exclusion:”my exclusion”, item-id:,

guid:  matches a guid ID



encrypted: 0 or 1

name:   exp(name:”email subject here”)

mime-type: exp(-mime-type:message/rfc822)  

file-extension: exp(file-extension:doc)

has-binary:  exp(has-binary:0) only option it 0 or 1

contains-text:  exp 1 or 0

has-text:  0 or 1 option, test if a field could have text not that it does.

has-image:   same as above

tag:  exp(tag:jason)

has-tag:  1 or 0

(Please refer to the manual for more examples)


? – Matches one character, includes empty character

* – Matches zero or more characters, to the position of the symbol exp: *work or work*


~ – Use the tilde at the end of a term to search based Exp: hot~ or cold~0.75.  You can set the percentage from between 0.0 to 1.0, default being .5.  See manual for more details.

Logical (or Boolean) Operators:

AND, OR, NOT,+(considered AND),-(considered NOT), (No support for XOR)

Phrase Queries:

“Phrase belong in double Quotes”

Punctuation is Removed*, keep that in mind the term will be “jason blanks com” to NUIX, and is considered or converted to a phrase.

Distance Search:

“Jason Blanks”~2 Matches items that contain “Jason Blanks” and items that contain “Jason William Blanks” by word difference of N.

Regular Expressions:

“/”-  belongs at the front and end of the regular expression.  exp:

\d    –  A digit (0-9)

\D   –  A non-digit

|      –  Matches either the left or right side.

[]     –  Match a character within brackets.

.      –  Match any character.

.*     – Match one or more characters.

\b     – This is considered a word boundary.

^      – Match the start of a word

$     – Match the end of a word.



Bates numbering explained

Bates Beg – Start of a document

Bates End – End of a Document

Bates Beg Attach – Start Document to Attach to (Showing family start document)

Bates End Attach – End Document to Attach to (shows the end document in this family)


Good example of document identification as well as page level identification and association with attachment and family association, where as the DocID scheme covers document level identification and  family association but no real page level identification.

Screen example here: