Searching for assets and artifacts across the platform
Searching for assets across the platform
You can use the global search bar to search for assets across all the projects and deployment spaces to which you have access.
Requirements and restrictions
You can find assets and artifacts under the following circumstances.
- Required permissions
- You can have any role in projects or deployment spaces to find assets.
- You can search for assets that are in these workspaces:
- Deployment spaces
- Types of assets
- You can search for all types of assets.
- Your search results include only assets in workspaces that you belong to.
Searching for assets
To search for an asset, you can enter one or more words in the global search field. The search results are matches from these properties of assets:
- Table name
You can customize your searches with these techniques:
- Searching for the start of a word
- Searching for a part of a word
- Searching for a phrase
- Searching for multiple alternative words
Searching for the start of a word
To search for words starting with a letter or letters, enter the first 1-3 letters of the word. If you enter only one letter, words starting with that letter are returned. If you enter two or three letters, words starting with those letters
will be prioritized over the words containing those letters. For example, if you search for
i , you will get results like
infinite , but not
definite. If you search for
in you will additionally get results containing
definite ranked lower in the results list.
Searching for a part of a word
To search for partial word matches, include more than 3 letters. For example, if you search for
conn, you might get results like
Only the first 12 characters in a word are used in the search. Any search terms that you enter that are longer than 12 characters are truncated to the first 12 characters.
Searches for partial words don't work in the description fields.
Searching for a phrase
To search for a specific phrase, surround the phrase with double quotation marks. For example, if you search for
"payment plan prediction", your results contain exactly that phrase.
You can include a quoted phrase within a longer search string. For example, if you search for
credit card "payment plan prediction", you might get results that contain
payment plan prediction.
When you search for a phrase in English, natural language analysis optimizes the search results in the following ways:
- Words that are not important to the search intent are removed from the search query.
- Phrases in the search string that are common in English are automatically ranked higher than results for individual words.
For example, if you search for
find credit card interest in United States, you might get the following results:
- Matches for
credit card interestand
United Statesare prioritized.
- Matches for
- Matches for
inare not returned.
Searching for multiple alternative words
To find results that contain any of your search terms, enter multiple words. For example, if you search for
machine learning, the results contain the word
machine, the word
learning, or both
To select the best result, look at which property of the asset or artifact matches your search string. The matching text is highlighted.
The highest scoring results are for matches to the name of the asset. Multiple assets can have the same name. However, the name of the project, deployment or space, is shown underneath the asset name so you can determine which result is the one you want.
Click an asset name to view it in its project or deployment space.
Results are prioritized in this order:
- Matches of quoted phrases or common phrases (for English only)
- Exact matches of complete words
- Partial matches of complete words
- Fuzzy matches
From the search results, you can click Preview to view more information in the side panel.
Filtering and sorting results
You can filter search results by these properties:
- Type of asset
- Owners (for some types of assets)
- The user who modified the asset
- The time period when the asset was last modified
- Projects (assets only)
- Contains: Feature group
You can sort results by the most relevant or the last modified date.
Parent topic: Asset types and properties