MetaVis Feature of the Day: Pattern Based Search in SharePoint

It is easy to search through SharePoint farm for documents with certain URLs but try to identify documents with any URL. It is clear what to do to find documents with certain Social Security Number but try to find documents that contain any Social Security Number… and display all these numbers on the way. Meet MetaVis Informant – SharePoint tool that can identify documents in content databases following pre-configured rules and execute actions for the documents it finds.

MetaVis Informant includes dozens if not hundreds pre-built rules to detect documents with PII, PHI, postal addresses, ZIP Codes, driver licenses, URLs, links, dictionary keywords (optionally integrated with SharePoint Term Stores), following certain naming conventions, missing required information (like contract numbers), following some metadata patterns and many more. In addition to this Informant allows to define custom rules using regular expressions. Informant rules could be combined together using logical expressions like “Find documents that contain driver license number and keywords from this list but now keywords from that term set”.

Informant can identify documents following pre-configured policies perform any combination of the following actions

  • Generate report with the identified documents
  • Copy or move documents to certain location
  • Upload files from file system to SharePoint or download them back
  • Quarantine detected documents
  • Change (add or remote) documents permissions
  • Change or enhance document metadata

MetaVis Informant could be used to cross-users security checks to detect what could be seen by different groups of user accounts, audits, data loss prevention and other governance related activities.

MetaVis Informant is a client based tool that does not require server side agents. It works with File Systems, on-premises and hosted SharePoints as well as Office 365.

Please visit for more information about MetaVis Informant.



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One Response to “MetaVis Feature of the Day: Pattern Based Search in SharePoint”

  1. dineshramitc Says:

    Reblogged this on Dinesh Ram Kali..

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