When should I use project search?

Project search should be used when you are searching for notebook entries or inventory items that have not been registered in the Registry. 

It is also useful to use project search if you want to search within the context of a given project. 

Search within projects

Once in projects, you can search within projects by either clicking on the search icon from the main projects list (to search all projects) or by clicking on the search icon after navigating to a project (below). 

Projects search is most powerful when utilized in expanded view.

So, when do I use global search?

Global search is recommended when the enclosing folder of a Benchling entry or inventory item is unknown. 

To find the folder or project location for a Benchling file, simply click on the Metadata tab after you've opened the file and click on the arrow in the "Project Location" area (see below)

 

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