In the Magento Admin I can search products by their name and SKU and different other values. I can add more colums to the grid using special modules, and then I can use those columns for searching as well. I think this is too limited.

Is there a module that can search on all product fields, including the custom attributes? The same goes for orders and possibly other admin pages.

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Try the "Global Record Search" at the top of all Magento admin pages.

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    That does not search through every attribute. Just the ones marked in the backend as "Used in search". It also searches the orders but only increment_id, and shipping and billing addresses firstname, lastname phone and zipcode. It also searches the customers but only firstname, lastname and company.
    – Marius
    Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 12:40
  • That is actually very useful. I've never used that field. Still I would like to know if there is something better than that?
    – SPRBRN
    Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 13:54
  • Global Search Not return by Order, if i enter order id it is not return anything, how can i configure to get my order by using order id.
    – Gem
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 7:30

Because of Magento EAV design it would be extremely slow to do a search on every field, however you could create your own module that plug into Global Record Search

Take a look at Mage_Adminhtml_Model_Search_Customer

In your config.xml


Read more at Adding your custom module to Magento’s Admin Global Search

You could also rewrite the default search and add your custom fields


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