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Searching for Objects in the Catalog

Depending upon how your system is configured, you will use the basic search or the full-text search fields to quickly find an object within the catalog. For more information, see "How Can I Search for Objects?"

Note that for the full-text search, a newly created object that is included in the index cannot be located until a crawl of the catalog has occurred. See "Creating the Data Source for Full-Text Catalog Search" in System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition for information.

To search for objects from the global header:

You can use the global header to quickly access objects by type and name or description from anywhere in Presentation Services.

  1. In the global header's Search field, click the down arrow and select the object type for which you want to search.

  2. Place your cursor in the field next to the Search field and enter part or all of the object's name or description.

  3. Click the arrow button to begin the search. The Catalog page is displayed with the results that match your search criteria. For more information about how to search, see "Search pane."

To access objects through search shortcuts:

Use the Browse/Manage... pane located on the Home page to perform quick searches by object type, or to access the Catalog page. Go to the Home page and perform one of the following actions.

Use the Catalog page's functionality to provide search criteria. This searching method is useful when you know the object's name, location, or type. Use the following task for the basic search and the fully integrated full-text search.

To search the catalog from the Catalog page:

Use this task to search the catalog.

  1. In the global header, click Catalog. The "Catalog page" is displayed.

  2. Click the Search button to display the Search pane.

  3. In the "Search pane," specify the search criteria. Consider the following options:

    • Search: All objects and folders whose names contain the letters that you enter are displayed. For more information about how to search, see "Search pane."

    • Location: This option is only available for the basic search. Select the folders to search. Administrators and users with administrative permissions can search the catalog root folder. However, before you can search the root folder, you must be in Admin View.

    • Type: This option is only available for the basic search. Select the kind of object for which you are searching (for example, KPI, Scorecard, or Filter).


    To search for Hidden Items, you must select the Show Hidden Items box, which is located on the Catalog page's header.

  4. Click Search.

    Folders or objects that satisfy the search criteria are displayed in the "Catalog area." If Oracle BI Enterprise Edition is configured to use Oracle Endeca Server, then the "Search pane" will display attribute categories such as location, object type, author, and so on. You can select attribute values to filter the search results.