NOTE: Team Library is only available for versions 5.0 and below.
When you search in Postman, you can:
To begin a search, locate the Find icon in the status bar to search collections, environments, and globals.
Note: You can use a keyboard shortcut to access Find. Windows and Linux users: CTRL+SHIFT+f. Mac users: CMD+SHIFT+f.
You can set search settings to refine search expressions, indicate where to search, filter search results, and navigate search results.
You can refine your search expression by selecting a regular expression or ignore case.
|Regex (regular expression)||Set the entity as a string of text to locate.|
|Ignore Case||Indicate whether or not upper- and lowercase letters are considered the same.|
You can search through all collections, environments, and globals.
|Everything||Search all collections, environments, and globals. “Everything” is the default setting.|
|Choose entities to find:||Select whether to direct your search in collections, environments, or globals.|
|Collections||Select this setting to search in collections. You can specify the collection to search or click “Select all” to search all collections.
|Environments||Select this setting to search in environments. You can specify the environments to search or click “Select all” to search all environments.
|Globals||Select this setting to search in globals.
To narrow results in specific fields, you can choose the fields to exclude from the “Include fields” drop down for each of the tabs in collections, environments and globals.
As you browse search results, you can collapse the entities you don’t want to see.
|To expand and collapse entities, click the entity name in the results area.|
|In Collections, click “Open in builder” to specify a request in the builder.|
|In Environments, click “Open” to specify a request in the MANAGE ENVIRONMENTS modal.|
|In Globals, click “Open” to specify a request in the MANAGE ENVIRONMENTS modal.|
|Hover over a value or description to see a tooltip with information about the key. You can see the key name to which a value or a description belongs for data editor elements in the form of key, value, description, and so on.|
To quickly filter the list of collections in your library, begin typing the collection name or description in the search input field.
You can favorite collections in the Team Library like you do in the Collections sidebar. Click on the star icon to bring the collection(s) to the top of the list. Favorited collections from both places will always be listed at the top.
You can re-order collections in the Team Library by “Name”, “Last Modified”, “Owner”, or by “Date Created”. Remember that collections that you have favorited will be at the top but now sorted by the criteria you selected.
You can integrate the Postman Pro Search Slack bot and get more detailed search results too. This feature will be available in the Team Library soon. Read more about the Slack Bot.