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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2016     Views: 269

Custom Search Fields allows you to search for your keywords within multiple document fields at the same time, and allows you to narrow your search to specific document fields within an article. These include headline, lead paragraph, descriptors, and source name.

You may have up to 27 custom search field lists and each can have a name of up to 25 characters. EachCustom Search Fields list can have up to 30 document fields selected. The following table explains what each available field contains.

 

CUSTOM SEARCH FIELDS IN FACTIVA.COM

Field Name

Field Tag

Description

Accession Number

AN

Unique number assigned to document

Byline

BY

Byline section

Captions, description of graphics

ART

Captions, descriptions of graphics, etc.

Column

CLM

Column Name

Contact

CT

Contract name for additional information

Correction

CX

Area to describe or append corrections

Credit

CR

Credit information

Descriptors*

DE

All Descriptors

Dow Jones Ticker Symbol**

CO

Company ticker symbol

Edition

ED

Edition of Publication

Factiva Company Codes**

FDS

Factiva Company codes

Headline

HD

Headline

Headline Group

HL

Includes HD, SE, CLM

Headline/Lead Paragraph Group

HLP

Includes HD, SE, CLM, LP, CX

Industry Code

IN

Industry codes

Language Code

LA

Document Language

Lead Paragraphs

LP

First two paragraphs of a story

Page

PG

Page of a publication

Publisher Name

PUB

Publisher of a publication

Reference

RF

Notes associated with an article

Region Code

RE

Geographic Region codes

Section

SE

Section name

Source Code

SC

Source code for specific publication, website, etc.

Source Name

SN

Publication name

Subject Code

NS

Subject codes

Text following lead paragraphs

TD

Text of article after lead paragraphs

Volume

VOL

Volume and/or Number of publication

 



Notes:

  • This is a searchable field, but not displayable in articles. It is limited to supplemental descriptive terms provided by some Information Providers. DE= is not recommended as a stand alone search. Please refer to Article ID # Article ID # 4024 for more information.

 

  • ** Factiva Company Codes are searchable using the FDS field tag, but are displayed in the CO field.

 

  • If you select a Custom Search Fields format that contains only one field name, you will not need to use the related field tag. For example, if you select a Custom Search Fields format to search in only the Author field, you will not need to use BY= in front of the author's name.

 

  • Your search strategy will continue to work if it contains sc=, the previously used source code field tag. But please be aware that rst= will appear in the Free text search box whenever you add sources or Dow Jones Intelligent IndexingTM using the blue arrow icon to the right of each source or indexing term.

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