AdditionalSearchTerms Property

Version: Available or changed with runtime version 3.0.

Specifies search terms (words and phrases) for the page. In addition to the page caption, the terms are used by the search feature in the Web client and mobile apps. Separate terms with a comma.

Applies to

  • Page
  • Report


 Type: Boolean
If true the AdditionalSearchTerms is locked and should not be translated.

 Type: Text
Descriptive text for the AdditionalSearchTerms, for example, with regards to translation.

 Type: Integer
Sets the maximum length of the specific AdditionalSearchTerms.

Property Values

Value Description
<term> The search word or phrase, which can consist of letters, numbers and special characters. Separate each term by a comma.


AdditionalSearchTerms = '<term>[,<term>]';

Or, with parameters:

AdditionalSearchTerms = '<term>[,<term>]'[, Locked = true|false][, Comment = '<instructions for translation>'][, MaxLength = <number of characters, like 20>];


For Business Central on-premises, the Business Central Web Server configuration file (navsettings.json) includes a setting called UseAdditionalSearchTerms that enables or disables the use of additional search terms by the Tell me. For more information, see Configuring Business Central Web Server Instances.

Dependent Properties

The UsageCategory property must be set to a value other than None in order for the page to be searchable by Tell me.


The following code snippet uses the AdditionalSearchTerms property to add two search terms, product and merchandise, to a list page whose caption is Items.

page 50100 MyItems
    PageType = List;
    ApplicationArea = All;
    SourceTable = Item;
    UsageCategory = Lists;
    Caption = 'Items';
    AdditionalSearchTerms = 'product, merchandise';

See Also

Adding Pages and Reports to Tell me
Page Object
Report Object