Version: 2022.1
Search usage
Search query operators

Filter searches

Filtering narrows the scope of your searches to specific providers. You can filter searches in the following ways:

  • Set up persistent search filters to control which providers Search uses for regular searches.

  • Use a Search Provider’s search token in the search field to only display results from that provider.

  • Limit your search results by using sub-filters and query operators and using the keywords available for your index.

  • See a list of additional search filters here.

Persistent search filters

You can temporarily toggle Search Providers on and off from the Filters pane. This can help reduce the number of items that a search returns, which is convenient if you already know what type of item you are looking for. The providers that are toggled on at any given time are the active Search Providers.

Search Providers drop-down menu

When you toggle Search Providers off in the Search Providers menu, Search “mutes” them rather than disabling them completely. Search Providers that perform background indexing or other hidden operations continue to do so when muted.

Note: To permanently toggle Search Providers on and off, change them in Search preferences.

To set persistent search filters:

  1. Choose Edit > Search All to launch Search, and in the Search Providers area select More Options (:)
  2. Enable or disable any Search Providers you want to include/exclude from subsequent searches.

Tip: You can use (up arrow) and (down arrow) to cycle through the available filters, and Space to toggle a filter.

Search tokens

Every Search Provider has a unique text string called a search token, also called a filter ID. When you prefix a search query with a provider’s search token, Search limits the scope of the search to that provider.

For example, p: is the search token for the Asset Search Provider. When you enter p:Player in the search field, Search searches for Assets that match the term “Player” (for example, assets with “Player” in their names).

See Search Providers for a list of search tokens for Search Providers.

See Additional search tokens for a list of search tokens for Prefabs, Files, Types, Properties, and Dependencies searches.

Combining search tokens

You can combine search tokens to create more complex queries.

  • The queries are written on one line with one character space between tokens.
  • The character space between each new token is an “And” operation, so both filters must be true for the query to return a result. Add another operator (or, <, >) to return different results.
  • If a Search Provider filter token (h:, p:) is used, it must be the first component in the query.

Here are a few examples:

Query 描述
h: t:meshrenderer p(castshadows)!="Off" Searches all static meshes in a Scene that cast a shadow.
h: t:light p(color)=#FFFFFF p(intensity)>7.4 Searches all lights in a Scene with a specific color with brightness higher than 7.4.
h: path:/Collectables t:collectable Find all objects with a component Collectable located in the path /Collectables.

Search expressions

Search expressions allow you to add to the search query language to express complex queries that cross-reference multiple providers, for example, to search for all objects in a scene that use a shader that doesn’t compile. See Search expressions for more information.

Search usage
Search query operators