Searching For Items in the Portal

Last Updated: 12/03/2015 Introduced in Verision: 2.0

The portal offers multiple search options. Search for entities using the integrated incremental search features of the address bar, or use the advanced search options to apply filters to your search results.


In the example, we will:

  1. Search for entities using the address bar.
  2. Use the advanced search options to locate entities by name and by tag.
  3. Narrow the search results with filters.

To use the address bar to perform a simple search, type a search term into the address bar. A drop-down menu displays with possible matches.

Click on an item from the list to view a menu with options to perform actions specific to that entity. 
To access the advanced search options, click the Search button directly to the left of the address bar. 

The advanced search allows us to search based on entity name, tag or description. To search by name, type the entity name into the first field and click Find.



Search results display in the Browse data panel.



To search for an entity by its tag, we type the tag into the second field then click Find



The search results display in the Browse data panel.

To restrict a search to certain entity types, select the Search Only This Type of Entities checkbox, then select a checkbox next to the entity to search by.

Additionally, we could use advanced search options to exclude hidden items from the search, to search for items created or updated by the current user, or to search for entities based on when they were created or last updated.

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