Keyword Searching


Keywords are used simply to identify a specific record, for example, you may use keywords to note specific skills or attributes. They make searching for records quicker and more efficient.

Keywords can be used and searched on all main records (applicants, companies, contacts, jobs and placements).

The creation and management of keywords occurs in the itris Management Utility (IMU), as this will allow you to centrally control the keyword data in itris. 


Searching Techniques

You can search keywords using combination of WITH, OR, and NOT searching techniques.


WITH searching requires the record to contain that keyword, when used in conjunction with OR searching, it can match the WITH keyword or any one of the OR keywords selected. It does not need to match all of them in that bracket.


NOT Searching

With NOT searching you are choosing to exclude any records with that keyword assigned from your results.

You can enter multiple NOT search criteria in two ways. In both examples below we are choosing to exclude from our results anybody that has both HTML & Dreamweaver keywords assigned to their records.

Not Searching Example 1

In spoken terms you are saying "don't show me any record that has the HTML or Dreamweaver keywords assigned".

Not Searching Example 2

In spoken terms you are saying "don't show me any record that has the HTML keyword assigned, but also don't show me any record that has the Dreamweaver keyword assigned".


No Keywords

You can choose to search for records without keywords, this might be useful if you are auditing your data.