Focus Search on a Single External Data Source

With Files Connect, users can now directly search external content from sources like Google Drive and SharePoint.

User Permissions Needed
To access cloud-based data sources: Files Connect Cloud”
To access on-premises SharePoint 2010 or 2013: Files Connect On-premises”

While global searches that combine external and Salesforce content require you to first create an external object, users can immediately search on specific data sources with these quick steps:

  1. In the left column of the Chatter or Files tab, click the data source name.
  2. In the search box that appears for the data source, enter search terms such as document title or author. (The specific information you can search for depends on the configuration of the external data source.)
Search box for a specific external data source