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Advanced search

 

The Advanced Search can be accessed from the main menu, under Utilities. Alternatively, the advanced search can also be used after performing a global search (see Search), to refine the obtained results.

 

 

In the advanced search users can combine several search criteria using either the AND or OR operators. Users can choose to search for:

 

  1. All (prefix match, faster): search for the first 3 letters of a word. The search is performed across all fields of all entities (Experiments/Collections, Objects, Datasets).
  2. All (full word match, faster): search for a complete word. The search is performed across all fields of all entities (Experiments/Collections, Objects, Datasets).
  3. All (partial match, slower): search for a partial word. The search is performed across all fields of all entities (Experiments/Collections, Objects, Datasets).
  4. Experiment/Collection: search is performed across all fields of all Experiments/Collections.
  5. Object: search is performed across all fields of all Objects.
  6. Dataset: search is performed across all fields of all Datasets.
  7. A specific Object type (e.g. Antibody, Bacteria, Cell Line, in the picture below): search is performed across all fields of the selected Object type only.

 

 

After selecting what to search for, the search can be further restricted to specific fields, in the Field Type drop down menu. The available fields for a search vary depending on what the search is performed.

 

Search for: All 

This includes all 3 “All” options described above. 

 

Available Field Types:

 

  1. All: search across all fields of all entities. 

   

 
In this case, this is the only available option and it is not possible to restrict the search.
 

Search for: Experiment/Collection

 

Available Field Types:

 

  1. All: search across all fields of all Experiments/Collections
  2. Property: Can select a specific property to search on. This can be selected in the Field Name.

 

 

 

If Property is selected in the Field Type, a list of all available properties becomes available in the Field Name drop down. According to the type of property selected, the comparator operator will be different (e.g for a date field it is possible to select an exact date, or everything before a given date or everything after). It is possible to search on more than one field by clicking on the + button in the table and build complex queries in this way.

 

   

 

Search for: Object

 

Available Field Types:

 

  1. All: search across all fields of all Objects
  2. Property: can select one or more specific properties to search on. These can be selected in the Field Name (see above)
  3. Experiment/Collection: search for Objects in a given Experiment/Collection 
  4. Parent: search for Objects that have the specified parents
  5. Children: search for Objects that have the specified children

 

 

Search for: Dataset

 

Available Field Types:

 

  1. All: search across all fields of all Datasets
  2. Property: can select one or more specific properties to search on. These can be selected in the Field Name (see above)
  3. Object: search for Datasets in a given Object 
  4. Experiment/Collection: search for Datasets in a given Experiment/Collection 

 

 

Search for: specific Object Type (e.g Experimental Step)

 

In this case, the available Field Types are the same as when searching for an Object.

 

Available Field Types:

 

  1. All: search across all fields of the specific Object type (e.g. Experimental Step)
  2. Property: can select one or more specific properties to search on. These can be selected in the Field Name (see above)
  3. Experiment/Collection: search for Objects of the selected type in a given Experiment/Collection 
  4. Parent: search for Objects of the selected type that have the specified parents
  5. Children: search for Objects of the selected type that have the specified children

 

 

Search Collection

 

It is possible to launch an advanced search limited to Objects of one Collection from a Collection page, by selecting Search in Collection from the More drop down. This redirects to the Advanced Search page where the Collection is already pre-defined.