Using search in a dashboard

Learn about using the search visual in a dashboard.

  1. In the dashboard, note that the Search Box Visual appears. Its only element is the search box.
    Displaying the 'Demonstrate Search' dashboard and a Search visual in the dashboard
  2. Click on the search box, and select one of the following search alternatives:
    • Type in new search statement.
    • Select one of the searches in the drop down list. They are grouped into the following categories:
      • Grouped by Dataset

        Each dataset that the user can access includes previous and defined default searches. Note the icon used for this search, (star).

      • Favorites

        These searches have been previously declared as favorites. This is the icon, used for favorites: (bookmark).

      • Search History

        This category of searches lets you choose the most recent searches. Note the use of the icon, (history).

    Displaying the 'Demonstrate Search' dashboard and the Search visual with the Search options.
  3. After selecting a search, the visual changes. It shows both the search box with specified search statement, and the visual that reports the results of that statement.
    Displaying the 'Demonstrate Search' dashboard and the Search visual. It shows both the search box with the phrase: 'Top 10 SQL by duration by stage where sql is select', and the visual that reports the results of that statement
  4. Notice that the various components of the search statement show colored highlights. If you move your mouse over these parts of the statement, the Tooltip displays the details of the component.
    Moving the mouse over the parts of the statement and displaying the 'Tooltips' with details of the Search components: 'Top 10 SQL by duration by stage where sql is select'.
  5. Clicking the (explore) icon enables you to browse among the suggested visual types, and select the one that best represents your data for the target audience.

    This option is available when you enable Explore functionality; see Enabling explore

    Displaying a bar visual 'Top 10 SQL by duration by stage where sql is select'; clicking the 'Explore' icon on the top right corner of the visual to display alternate visuals such as Areas and Veritcal Bar. .
  6. Clicking the (help) icon shows the specifics of the visual: its dataset, and the fields that appear on the shelves of the visual.
    Displaying the Search visual, clicking the (help) icon, and showing the specifics of the visual in a tooltip: its dataset, color shelf, Y shelf, X shelf, and Filters shelf.
  7. Clicking the (bookmark) icon marks the search result as a favorite. This is a toggled setting.
    Displaying the Search visual and clicking the Bookmark icon to mark the search result as a favorite