Path: $GLOBALS[‘TCA’][$table][‘ctrl’] Type: string Scope: Search
Comma-separated list of fields from the table that will be included when searching for records in the TYPO3 backend. No record from a table will ever be found if that table does not have “searchFields” defined.
There are more fine grained controls per column, see the documentation of the “search” key of any type in Field types (config > type).
Fields of type input may be excluded from search by default, especially when using
eval. To include them, modify the search query with this hook: Feature: #71911 - Add constraint hook in DatabaseRecordList->makeSearchString.
Example from “tt_content” table:
'ctrl' => [ 'searchFields' => 'header,header_link,subheader,bodytext,pi_flexform', ... ],