Search: What’s Not in Lightning Experience | Salesforce
Search: What’s Not in Lightning Experience
Learn about the issues to expect when searching in Lightning Experience. Some search-related features aren’t available in the new user interface. And some features don’t have full parity with what’s available in Salesforce Classic.
Only the following objects can be found in search results: accounts, assets, attachments, campaigns, cases, Chatter feed, Chatter groups, contacts, custom objects, dashboards, documents, files, leads, notes, opportunities, people, person accounts, price books, products, reports, work orders, and work order line item. Task and event items aren’t searchable.
Search Results Can’t Be Filtered
The “exact phrase” and “limit to items I own” filter options aren’t available on search results pages. In addition, you can’t filter search results. Sorting is available, except for Chatter groups and files. If a text field in the search results is too long for the column width, you can't see the full text in the search results. You can’t expand the column widths.
For lookups, user-defined lookup filter fields and admin-defined dependent lookup filters aren’t supported.
Top Results Instead of Search All
There isn’t a Search All option in search results. Top Results displays the most relevant records grouped by your most frequently used objects. If an object isn’t visible on the Top Results page, use the More drop-down menu, which alphabetically lists all available objects.
No Sidebar or Advanced Search
To search, use the global search bar in the header in Lightning Experience.
No Pinning on the Search Scope Bar
You can't pin or change the order of the objects listed on the search scope bar beneath the global search box. The search scope bar automatically lists your most frequently used objects. Objects pinned in Salesforce Classic affect the search scope bar in Lightning Experience.
External Object Search Results Limited to 25 Items
When you perform a search for an external object, search only displays the top 25 results.
Applications Doesn’t Support Wildcard Searches
You can’t use wildcards to perform a partially matching search for apps, or when searching from the App Launcher.
Currency Values in Search Results Aren’t Formatted
For example, $1,000.00 appears as USD1000.
Dependent Lookup Filters Not Supported
Admins can’t set filters for lookups that reference fields on the current object record (the source). For example: configure the case Contact field to only show contacts associated with the account selected in the case Account Name field on the same record. However, related lookup filters, which restrict the valid values and search results, are supported. For example. configure the Account Owner lookup field to only show active users on the same record.
Search Results Used for Global and Lookup Dialog Search Layouts
To change the fields shown as columns in the global search and lookup dialog search results, use the Search Results search layout on an object detail page within the Object Manager. The other search layouts (Lookup Dialogs, Lookup Phone Dialogs, Tab, List Views, and Search Filter Fields) aren’t applicable in Lightning Experience.
New Button in Lookup Dialog Search Doesn't Support All Objects
In Lightning Experience, you can create these objects from lookup dialog search windows: accounts, cases, contacts, custom objects, events, leads, notes, opportunities, price books, products, and tasks. For other objects, create the desired object or record before using the lookup dialog search to associate records.