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Search for Datasets and Views

You can search and filter the Databases page for datasets within databases, for columns within datasets, and for datasets across the entire catalog.

To clear search filters, select <img src="<../../images/clear-all-filters.png" /> at the end of the filter field row. This option only appears if you have search filters specified.

Search for Specific Datasets or Views

After selecting a database on the Databases page, you can search it for specific datasets or views.

Dataset Filters

You can search datasets and views by name or by tags. Use the box on the top left to search by a specified dataset or view name (or partial name). Use the box on the top right to select and search by tags. The list is filtered to show only datasets and views that include the specified name characters or the selected tags.

To show only starred datasets or views, select the Starred checkbox. To show only datasets or views for which you have ALL privileges, select the Admin privileges checkbox.

Search for Specific Dataset or View Columns

After selecting a dataset, you can search for specific column names within a dataset’s schema using the search bar on the Schema tab. Use the search box at the top of the tab to specify a column name (or partial name).

Column Filter

The list is filtered to show only columns that include the specified column name characters.

To show only tagged columns, select Only show tagged columns.

Search For Datasets Across the Catalog

To search for datasets across the entire catalog (without first selecting a database), select Search all datasets in the top right corner of the Databases page.

Dataset Search Page

Use this to search multiple databases for datasets by name or tag. Use the box on the top left to optionally select one or more databases for the search. Use the box in the middle to search by a specified dataset name (or partial name). Use the box on the top right to select and search by a tag.

Note: The tag search filters on all tags, regardless of where they are applied. See Filtering by Tag.

To show only starred datasets, select the Starred checkbox. To show only databases and datasets for which you have ALL privileges, select the Admin privileges checkbox.

Filter by Tag

When you search all datasets by tag, you may see results for any of the following:

  • Datasets that are tagged with the relevant tag
  • Datasets that contain columns tagged with the relevant tag
  • Datasets that are within databases tagged with the relevant tag

Filtering by Tag on Dataset Search Tag