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HELP! What exactly does the Find this in Searches setting do?

I’ve been experimenting with the Find this in searches setting for privacy and am a bit fuzzy on what all it does from a security standpoint.

I get that it dictates whether or not Do a search for displays results for the user, but I’m wondering how exactly to use this in an app. Here are some questions:

  1. Am I correct in thinking this prevents users/nefarious actors from exploring/querying sensitive data while letting my app evaluate logic related to a need?
  2. If yes, is there a way to expose the results of a search to a user if the search is off?

For example, let’s say I have a Type with Find in searches set to off so users can’t just search any old thing in the type, but I want to then show a list of things that are the result of a search in a workflow to a user.

I should add that I’m hoping there’s a way to display values without resorting to an API if possible, so wanting to be sure I’m secure yet able to display data as needed.