Creating searches

A search is a subset of an entity table, which is created by filtering the entity table for specific data. The search can then be used to create dashboards, visualizations, Graph Browsers, and many other ways of interacting with the data.

After you have created an entity table, you can create searches on the data within the entity table. For example, if your main entity table is Companies you can create a narrower selection, such as a search called Companies from New York, and base your data analysis on that subset.


  1. In the Data model app, select an entity table from the menu to the left of the screen.

  2. Go to the Data tab.

  3. In the Search field, enter a value that you want to search in the data and press Enter. A list of results appears in the table below.

  4. Click Create search.

  5. Enter a name for the search and click Save.

The search appears in the Entity tables list, nested beneath the entity table that it corresponds to.

Searches do not support further nesting, so there can be only one level of search nested beneath an entity table. This is because certain query modifiers, which appear as filters, could in theory expand the result set. Also, data model relations are always defined at entity table or entity identifier (EID) level, and are inherited by searches.

To edit the search after it is created, select the search in the list of entity tables and navigate the tabs.

To remove a search, select it from the list and click Delete in the Options menu.