Searching the admin

Use the in-admin Search to quickly find information within your Shopify store, from specific products, orders, and customers, to blog posts, storefront pages, and collections. You can find it at the top of the Shopify admin sidebar.

Search

There are a few ways that you can use Search to find what you're looking for.

Search your Shopify store

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Search to open the search tool. You can also open the search tool by pressing the S key from anywhere in your Shopify admin:

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  2. Enter a keyword in the search field:

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  3. If you want to filter your search results, select a specific category:

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  4. If you find what you're looking for, click on it to open the corresponding page in your Shopify admin. If not, you can refer directly to Shopify's documentation for answers:

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Use advanced search operators

You can use search operators within the search field to narrow down your results.

Operator For example...
OR If you search for artichoke OR hearts your results will contain at least one of artichoke or hearts.
NOT If you want to omit items containing a certain keyword from the results of your search, prefix that keyword with a minus sign. For example, if you search for artichoke -hearts your results will contain artichoke but not hearts.
AND When searching for multiple terms, you don't need to enter AND to combine them. This is enabled by default. For example, if you search for artichoke hearts each of your results will contain both artichoke and hearts.

Search within specific fields

You can prefix a search term with a field name and colon to narrow your search to the specified field. For example, searching for title:artichoke returns results that have artichoke as the title (it will be an exact match).

If you want to use the search operators to find a partial match, you must add an asterisk (*) to the end for the search term, for example title:artichoke*. When you do this, the search will return any results that contain the word artichoke as part of the title field.

You can search within the following specific fields:

Order fields

title
email
first_name
last_name
discount_code

Shipping addresses

city
province
country
address1
zip

Product fields

title
handle
body
vendor
product_type
tag
variant
sku

Page fields

title
handle
body
author

Blog fields

title
handle

Article fields

title
body
author

Customers

first_name
last_name
email

Collection fields

title
handle
body

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