Xero - beautiful accounting software

Xero Business Community

Xero Business Community

Hi everyone, Come on over to the new discussions in Xero Central. It’s a more intuitive way to connect and chat all things business with one another. Ask questions, dish out answers, and get involved.

You can still view topics in the Xero Business Community to see all the useful knowledge that’s been shared there; and you can restart conversations you feel have been of huge value to you on Xero Central.

If you have brilliant ideas for innovations, you can keep on adding feature requests in the Xero Business Community, and voting on existing requests. There’s more in store, as we come up with the best way to take on your thoughts and share developments
Community > Feature Requests >

Global & improved search function over all bank accounts & transactions & fields

Started by Kim Maine in Feature Requests | Working on it

I would absolutely love a global search option. I manage clients who constantly transfer odd amounts between their multiple bank accounts and credit cards. Being able to do a global search on amounts, descriptions dates etc would save me hours of time. Good for me and my clients.
Official Xero Reply
As some of you have noticed we have released Xero Search (2015)(https://help.xero.com/int/XeroSearch_Search). We're obviously really excited to finally get this out there, but it's going to be a journey to get it right.

We're actively tracking how our customers are using it - it's been fascinating to see how many people are already using search to navigate around Xero. We're not going to stop with this release - we're already tuning our indexing and our search algorithm. It'll only get better.

What amounts are you expecting to search on? We're currently indexing amount fields but we're hoping to use search data to get a feel for what our customers actually want. If you search for "100" what would you expect that to find (totals == 100? amount due == 100?)? We can do totals easily (we're adding that right now). But derived amounts (like paid or due) are not as easy (and won't happen quickly). But I want to know - so I know where to direct our efforts longer term.

Also investigating line item description search - that's something we turned off because it seriously bloated our index size. I knew it would come up - I can obviously see it's value - will be a good one to track.

Keep up the feedback. We need to hear it.


CTO @ Xero

Craig Walker (Xero Staff)

Best Reply as chosen by Kelly M (Community Manager)
Just popping with an update for you all. With most of the re-indexing done, the team have recently added the ability to Search by contact phone number (Phone, fax, mobile, and direct dial), email address, and company number(NZ & AU only).

Bear in mind, it can take a little time (up to 10 mins) for Xero to index new, or updated details.

Still more to come in this space, and we'll post for you all as we hear more news.

Kelly M (Community Manager)