Search of Views

The Search tab allows you to seek in the view and discover the tuples that match some query terms. It works like the search by content, with all its search capabilities, but considering only the current view. Remember that in the search by content Data Catalog does not query the view in real-time. Instead, it performs the search in an index created from the data in the views.

To create a search you have to:

  1. Type your query in the search bar located inside the Search tab.

  2. Select a specific field, if you want to consider only the data in that field; or select the All fields option, to take into account all the indexed data for the view.

  3. Launch the query, by one of the following ways:

    • Press ENTER right after you typed your search terms.

    • Click the search icon next to the field selector.


When searching the index, you can only see the first 1000 results. To access all the results, build a query instead.

Search results for the "mad" query considering only the description field

Search results for the mad query considering only the description field

In the results list you will see a snippet for every tuple in the view that matches the query. In addition, you have the following two buttons:

  • Live data. Click the live-data icon to see the real-time data for the tuple. Data Catalog will query Virtual DataPort using its primary key and show you the result in a new popup. If the view has associations with other views, you will be able to browse them from the popup.

    Live data for a particular match

    Live data for a particular match

  • Index data. Click the index-data icon to see the indexed data for the tuple.

    Index data for a particular match

    Index data for a particular match


The Search tab will only be available if the following conditions are met:

  1. An administrator of the Data Catalog has properly configured an index for the current Virtual DataPort, as explained in the Search Engines section.

  2. The current view was indexed during the generation of that index. Notice that an index may not contain all the views in Virtual DataPort.

  3. You have privileges to execute the view.

  4. You do not have any row or column restriction on the view.

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