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Additional Search Options

You can use additional search options to search for assets.

Wildcard Search

You can use the asterisk character (*) and the question mark character (?) to perform a wildcard search.
If you enter * in the Search box and click the search icon (Icon that looks like a magnifying glass.), Enterprise Data Catalog lists all the assets in the catalog. You can also use the asterisk with parts of an asset name. For example, to search for all the assets that end with the string "_name," enter *_name in the Search box. Enterprise Data Catalog lists all of the assets that match the search criteria, for example, Associate_Name, party_name, and cust_name.
Use the ? character to substitute individual characters in the name of an asset. For example, if the asset that you want to search for begins with the letters HR, is followed by two numbers that denote the year, and ends with REPORT, enter the following string in the Search box: HR??REPORT. Enterprise Data Catalog lists all of the assets that match the search criteria, for example, HR12REPORT, HR13REPORT, and HR14REPORT.
The following image shows an example of search results for a wildcard search:
If you enter "*_name" into the Search box, the search results display assets with names that end with the string "_name" such as Associate_Name, party_name, and cust_Name.

Search Suggestions

When you type the first few letters of an asset name into the Search box, Enterprise Data Catalog suggests matching asset names.
The following image shows an example of search suggestions:
When you enter the characters "NAM" into the Search box, Enterprise Data Catalog suggests assets with names that start with the characters "NAM,” such as NAME, NAME_ADDRESS_CLUSTER_ID, NAME_ADDRESS_CLUSTER_SIZE, and NAME_ADDRESS_LINK_SCORE.
If you type the name of an asset incorrectly, Enterprise Data Catalog compares the typed letters with names of existing assets in the catalog. The probable matches then appear as search suggestions. For example, if you enter sela to search for an asset named salary, Enterprise Data Catalog suggests salary as a probable match.
Note: The suggestions include all custom attributes that are of type string. Assets or custom attribute names that include special characters do not get listed.

Keyword Search

You can use a keyword when you want to search specifically for a type of asset in the catalog.
Enterprise Data Catalog supports the following keywords:
You can use keywords in regular sentences or phrases.
For example, to search for all tables with customer details, you enter tables with customer in the Search box. Enterprise Data Catalog returns the following results:
The following image shows the search results:
If you enter “tables with customer” in the Search box, the search results display tables with the word “customer” in the name, in the description, and in the column names. The search results also display tables with the associated business term “customer” and tables that contain columns for which the “customer” data domain is inferred or assigned.