If your Review Board server has full-text search enabled, you will be able to search through all review requests using the search field on any page. This will match text in the review request, the files modified, and other fields using our query syntax.
Logical operators, such as AND, OR, and NOT, can be used to narrow down your search. Individual fields on review requests can also be searched.
There are a variety of ways to combine terms in the search field. By default,
the search results will be an “AND” of any words entered in the box. This means
terms in them.
In order to narrow down your results, there are a few useful operators you can use.
This operator will change the relationship from “AND” to “OR”. This will make it so search results will contain any of the words instead of all. Searching for
This works a lot like
OR, except it will filter out results containing the NOT term. For example,
Sticking something in double-quotes will search for the exact phrase instead of splitting it up into terms.
There are a number of other operators you can use to tweak the results. For a full explanation of the Whoosh query syntax (including a couple features not mentioned here), see The default query language.
In addition to searching the full text of a review request, you can search individual fields for better results. To search for a term inside a specific field, prefix that term with field:, where field is one of the below:
This field searches only the summary.
summary: windowwill match requests with window in the summary only.
This field searches only the description.
This field searches only Testing Done.
testing_done: testedwill match requests with tested in Testing Done only
These two fields search the review request poster.
authorwill search both the username and full name, whereas
usernameis just the username.
This field searches by bug identifier. Searching for
bug:83724will find any review requests which address that bug.
This field indexes filenames in the diff. Searching for
file:frob.cwill yield any review requests which altered that file.
These fields can be combined like any other terms. Searches like
file:frob.c AND author:Jim can make it easy to quickly find old review
The full text of review requests, including the summary, description, and testing, is indexed.
Filenames in the diffs are also indexed, but the contents of the code in the diffs are not.
Reviews are not indexed.
Private review requests are indexed, but will only show up in search results for users who have permission to access them.