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Searching in CabNet

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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This publication is part of the CabGuide.

Use the free text field in the navigation bar at the top of the page in CabNet to commence a search.

Using characters in the search field

  • Quotation marks: Use quotation marks " " around a phrase to receive search results that match the exact words or phrase contained in the quotation marks.
  • Asterisk: If you are unsure about the precise word used in a document that is stored in CabNet, rather than run multiple searches for separate words, you can use the * symbol after a set of letters as a wildcard for one or multiple characters.

Search results and using filters

The CabNet search functionality returns limited information on every record in the system – irrespective of whether the user undertaking the search has access to the full content of the record.

Records that are returned in search results include:

  • people   (CabNet users)
  • submissions   (the folder containing papers and related documents)
  • papers
  • attachments
  • summaries
  • minutes
  • Reports of Committees.

These results all have an associated icon so that the types of records can be distinguished from each other.

Search results can be filtered using the panel on the left of the screen (the options for filtering depends on the type of records returned in the search):

  • type of record
  • created
  • last Modified
  • organisation
  • portfolio
  • Minister
  • type of document
  • meeting committee
  • meeting date.

Combinations of search filter categories can be used to identify smaller sets of results.

Click through to the record if you have access. A message will appear if you do not have access.

Requesting access to documents

Where you do not have access to the full content of the record of a current submission or a historic submission, and you would like to request access, contact the Cabinet Office.

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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