Use Advanced Search to find files, channel groups, or channels containing specified
property values. Combine search conditions with logical operators to define complex search
If you want to search for custom properties, optimize them beforehand to make them searchable
In Data Navigation, select the DataFinder or the
Federation instance you want to search with and click .
To search in the search areas of a
DataFinder or Federation instance, the instance requires web access. An
authorized user can enable web access in Data
Indexing. To enable web access, select the instance, click . Then click , and on the Web Access tab enable
Allow access to DataFinder through web
Click the toggle button to enable the Advanced
Add Search Condition to create a search condition.
Enter a Label to name the search.
Select the Level at which you want to search for
the value of a property.
Select the Property with the value you want to
Select an Operator.
Enter the Value you are searching for. Click
... to open the list of available values for
the property you want to search. Double-click a value to insert.
Refer to the following table for more advanced search methods:
|Find parts of search terms with
?), for example,
exa*, when searching for
|Combine several search conditions
||Combine the search conditions with
OR. If you repeatedly click
... and add further
values, Data Navigation combines the values with
|Find a search term containing the
text OR or
||In the search term, replace the
text OR or
Advanced Search is
Click OK to add the search condition.
Add additional search conditions.
Data Navigation enters the
logical operators according to the search conditions in the search input
area. The names C1, C2,
C3, ... refer to the
individual search conditions. You can combine several search conditions with
AND or OR. Use parentheses
to specify the order of the evaluation.
The latest search results will replace those from the previous
Save your search query to reuse it.
Click Save or Save
On the slide-out, enter a Name and a
Description (optional), and choose a
You cannot replace a query with a query
that has the same name. To edit a query, click
Load and select
Edit from the
More Options menu.
This makes the search query available to all users in the
You can now inspect, export, or make your data available
in Data Analysis. Refer to Working with Search Results
for more information.