The best place to start exploring Composable is the Search page. You can get to the search page by clicking on the Explore All icon in the sidebar.

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Once on the Search page, you will be presented with all the Composable resources (DataFlows, Folders, Groups, QueryViews, ...) that you have permision to "discover." A flexible faceted search panel is available on the left hand side, as well as some quick links to specific resources (e.g., "My DataFlows").

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Search Help

Search Basics

A Composable search has three optional components: Search Text, Filters, and Ordering. Resources with names, descriptions, or tags that contain Search Text are matched. Filters narrow down search results, and Ordering determines the order in which results are displayed. A search without Search Text returns all Resources that match the Filters. None of the search components are case sensitive.

Filters, defined using a filterName:value pair, limit results to Resources with the property filterName that matches value. These must be exact matches (case insensitive); values cannot be truncated or have words left out. filterNames and values that contain a space must be surrounded by double quotes ("like this"). Combining Filters provides details on creating more complex searches.

DataFlow module inputs can optionally be compared against the Search Text, by including the text "moduleInput:true" or selecting "Search DataFlow contents" in the Filter Results panel.

Available Search Filters

Combining Filters

Searches in Composable can be refined using logical operators and and or, to combine multiple Filters and not to invert a Filter or set of combined Filters. Parentheses determine the order of operations. Composable search defaults to and when no operator is placed between Filters.

The and operator takes precedence over or. Parentheses can be used to specify order of operations when multiple search terms are combined.

& can be used for and, | for or, and - for not.

Ordering Results

Results can be ordered using sort:sortName:direction. direction is optional, and can be either "asc" or "desc"; the default is "desc". Searches can have multiple levels of sorting. Available sortNames are:

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