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Searching in Domo

Intro

You can perform a global (Domo-wide) search to locate any of the following:

You can also search specifically for pages and subpages in the More menu in the card page navigation bar.

Training Video - New Search and Discovery Experience

 

 

Note: The product training videos are for Domo customers and clients only.

Performing a global search

You can perform a Domo-wide search to locate any of the entities listed above. This is a keyword-specific search, so searching for "sales" would return only those items. You can use quotation marks around search terms when you want to search for the term as a whole instead of the individual words. Boolean operators and wildcards are not currently supported.

Your search returns only those items that you have sufficient access rights to view. For more information about security roles, see Security Role Reference.

Search results are usually accompanied by helpful metadata. For example, search results for cards show you the card type, the owner and the number of views. Search results for people show you their contact information (if it has been entered in their Profile page). Clicking a search result usually opens the associated item in Domo. For example, clicking a Buzz message opens the parent conversation in Buzz with that message selected; clicking a card opens the card Details view; and so on.

Performing a basic search

To perform a basic global search in Domo, you simply open the Search interface by clicking the magnifying glass icon in the toolbar at the top of the screen, then enter your search term into the Search Domo field. All results matching your query are then returned, grouped into six categories—Pages, Cards, Buzz, People, DataSets, and Groups. Only the top three results for each category (based on your selected sort) are returned by default, but you can show all of the results in a category by clicking View All under the desired category.

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Filtering and sorting search results

There are many ways to filter and sort your search results to better find what you're looking for, including the following:

  • Choosing a filter from the Suggested Filters list that appears after you type in a search term.

    In the following example, the user enters the search term "marketing." He can then filter based on any of the items that appear in the list. For example, choosing "Has job title: Marketing Lead Specialist" would filter the list of results to show only those users who have entered "Marketing Lead Specialist" as their job title in their Profile page.


     

  • Clicking the Add Filter button to the right of the search bar, choosing a filter type, then selecting the specific value you want to filter on. You can do this before or after entering a search term. Or, if you prefer, you don't even need to enter a search term.

    In the following example, the user enters "page views" as his query. He then filters the results by clicking Add Filter, selecting the Owned by filter, then selecting the desired owner to filter on.

  • Filtering on a specific category of search results by clicking the category name under the search bar.

  • Sorting the results by selecting a sort option in the dropdown menu above the search results. You can choose to sort by relevance, by newest or oldest creation date, or by newest or oldest updated date. "Relevance" in this case returns search results based on how frequently the provided query occurs in a given search result.  In addition, certain fields are deemed more relevant than others (for example, "User Name" is considered more relevant than "User Department").

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  • Combinations of all of the above.

Clearing search results

You can clear the results of the latest search by clicking the "X" button to the right of the search bar.

Searching for a page or subpage

In the More menu in the card page navigation bar, you can filter to show the desired page(s) or subpage(s) with the names of their owners. By default, only top-level pages appear in the More menu. However, when you enter a search term, both top-level pages and subpages appear in the menu as search results.

To search for a page or subpage,

  1. Click More in the card navigation bar in the upper portion of the window.
    This menu only appears when your Domo includes more card pages than will fit in your navigation bar.

  2. In the Search Pages field, enter the name of the desired page or subpage.
    The pages and subpages matching your query are filtered as you add or remove letters.