In the "Cinegy Search" tab, you can perform search operations in the Cinegy Archive database and view the search results.


All the nodes found according to the search request will be listed with their thumbnails.


To start searching, enter your request in the "Search" field via keyboard and press the "Search" button or hit Enter.

Press the SearchEx_advanced_button button next to the search field to show/hide the advanced search options:


Enter your search request in the "Searching for the terms" field.

It is possible to narrow the search by the time of creation or modification by specifying time scale in the "Narrowed by items" field.

You can also define the search location in the "Searching within" field. Press the "…" button and define the search location using the "Searching within" dialog:


To narrow the search for specific node types, press the "…" button next to the "Consisting of these items" field and select the desired asset type(s):


You can make additional limitations to your search by adding conditions to the metadata fields. To do this, add a row in the bottom part of the advanced parameters configuration group by pressing the Browser button button.

Refer to the Advanced Search paragraph within the Cinegy Desktop Manual for detailed information about advanced search parameters configuration.

Search Request Syntax

It is possible to use multiple words for search. In this case, they are connected with the logical AND.

It is also possible to use AND, OR and NOT operators, as well as brackets. If you enter several words separated by a space, the operator AND is assumed.

The wildcard * is also allowed.

The words in search query that are less than 3 characters are not searchable. If such a word is a part of a disjunction, the whole phrase is not searchable either.

The following tables explain the search request syntax in detail.


Expression Description Example

any word

all the forms of that word

man will find man and men


the exact string

"man*" will find man*


any string of zero or more characters

man* will find man, many, manuscript, manner and so on


any single character

?ean will find Dean, Sean and so on


any single character within the range [a-k] or within the set [abcdef]

[C-P]arsen will find Carsen, Larsen, Karsen and so on


any single character not within the range [^a-k] or the set [^abcdef]

de[^l]* will find the words beginning with de where the third letter is not l

"%exact phrase%"

the exact word combination or phrase

"%folder #1%" will find folder #1

If the "?" symbol is placed at the beginning or the end of the word, it is processed as the "*" wildcard, i.e. "?" will be substituted by one or more characters.
When using the expression with a range of symbols (written in square brackets) and performing search within some text rather than searching for a single word, add the "*" symbol at the beginning and the end of the search expression. For example, if you are searching within some text for the words starting with any symbol of the [b-t] range and the second part of which is "end", use the following search expression: *[b-t]end*.
When using the "%exact phrase%" expression, please note that the search process may take a long time, especially in large databases.
The natural-language search is language dependent. Your SQL server must have the search engine for the language you are using; otherwise, the search function will not work.


Operator Shortcut Description Example


& or space

logical AND

red monkey
Joe & Willy
black AND white



logical OR

Joe | Willy
purse OR life



logical NOT

Joe NOT Willy

( )

logical grouping

(~red monkey) | (John Smith)



matching a specified pattern

LIKE *land

Search Results

The search results are displayed on the left-hand panel:


Use "Change your view" button to change the thumbnail size or switch to detailed list view of search results.

If the search comes up with more than one page of search results, use the pagination control at the bottom of the page to navigate the search results or enter the desired page number and hit Enter.

You can define the number of search results to be displayed per page by choosing the corresponding option from the "per page" pull-down list or entering the value from 10 to 2000 via keyboard. The total number of search result items is indicated in the "Displayed" field.

Refer to the Search Results article within the Cinegy Desktop Manual for detailed information about the found objects metadata display.