Using Basic Search
Search using an entity type in Basic Search.
With Basic Search, Atlas returns all of the entities of the type you select.
There are many ways you can define a Basic Search. Setting a value in more than one search field builds a logical AND condition for the search. To repeat the same search, click the Refresh button.
- Search By Type
- Choose an entity type to limit the search.
- Choose _ALL_ENTITY_TYPES to apply an attribute filter across all entity types.
- Search By Type and specify attribute values using the Filter
The Attribute Filter dialog box lists all the attributes that correspond to the selected entity type, including:
- Technical attributes specific to the entity type
- System attributes, including classifications, labels, and user-defined properties
- Business Metadata attributes
- Search By Classification
- Choose an existing classification; the search returns all entities that have that classification assigned to them.
- Choose _ALL_CLASSIFICATION_TYPES to apply an attribute filter across all classifications.
- Choose _CLASSIFIED or _NOT_CLASSIFIED with an entity type selected to find entities of that type with any or no classifications assigned.
- Search By Classification and specify attribute values using the Filter
- The Attribute Filter dialog box lists all the attributes for the selected classification; set a value to one or more attributes to define the search. You can choose to match partial strings using the "contains", "begins with", and "ends with" operators.
- Search by Term
- Choose an existing glossary term. You can enter the first few letters to select a term from a list of matching terms. This filter is case-sensitive.
- Search by Text
- Search on string values for technical, system, Business Metadata, and classification attribute values. Labels and terms are also included. This search is the same as the Free-Text search; note that when you enter text in the Free-Text search box, it fills in this Search By Text field also.
You can also save these searches when they are useful to run more than once.