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Xinet® WebNative® Suite Searching speeds and simplifies entire workflow.

Feature Overview

All asset management systems provide a mechanism to search, but they are often cumbersome to use and don’t allow users to find what they need quickly. WebNative Suite makes searching fast and easy.

First, a powerful search engine finds the results you are interested in. Next, the simple interface allows you to view the results and determine if you have found the correct item. And finally, a set of easy-to-use tools allows you to look for items that are similar, or related to, your search results in case your search has led near, but not directly to, the item you need.



The WebNative Suite search engine is implemented inside the core database engine of WebNative Suite. Searches can be made on any information stored in the database, including document content, metadata—either entered or extracted from the document—and history. When an asset is placed on the WebNative Suite system, its content is extracted and stored in the database, as well as any embedded metadata stored in standard formats such as XMP, EXIF and so on.

Users can construct simple or complex searches, and store their searches for later use. When a search is submitted to WebNative Suite, optimizations are performed to ensure that the search is executed in the most efficient manner possible, given the database contents. Then results are generated, including a total number of matches, and the first set of matches are presented to the user.

If the user requires more results or needs to re-sort or change the display of the results, a re-search is not necessary because the results are cached in the database.

Simple search example: WebNative Suite search on the term mango.

Complex search example: WebNative Suite search on multiple criteria.



Once a search has been performed, WebNative Suite makes examining search results quick and easy. Small previews of the results are shown, and if the asset has multiple pages or frames, the first one to match the results is shown.

Search results: Small previews are displayed for files found.

Once an item is selected, a large preview of the matching page is shown, and if the match was made based on content, the content is highlighted. This allows the user to quickly determine if they have found the correct item and if it meets their needs.

Highlighted search text: Large preview of the selected document is displayed, and the search term, mango, is highlighted above.


Often, a user’s first search finds items that are close to the user’s needs but not exactly correct. WebNative Suite offers a variety of tools to quickly identify and examine documents that are similar to, or related to the item in question. A user can view and examine documents that contain the given document, and items contained within the document, as well as items that are stored in the same area as the document. This allows the user to quickly identify the asset that is best suited to their needs.



Search on

  • Document content

  • Metadata

  • History

  • Annotations