Query Tool

The Canvas provides a query tool that allows you to search a model. This query function supports a natural-language inspired grammar.

The query tool is initially expanded on the workspace.

Canvas query tool

You can click the Close query button collapse button image to collapse the query entry field or the Query button expand button image to expand it. As you enter each step of the query, Context Graph Visualization dynamically returns type-ahead suggestions based on the model metadata. You can press Enter to run the query and load the results on the Canvas. If items specified by the query exist on the Canvas, they will be selected. Click any entity on the Canvas to view its Current Item Details.

After you create a query, you can click the Save query button and provide a name for the query. This allows you to use a query repeatedly on the Query Model stage, the Read from Model stage, the Relationship Analysis Client, or the Context Graph Browser.
Note: Query names must start with letters or an underscore and must contain only letters, numbers, periods, and underscores. They cannot contain spaces.

To use a saved query, select it from the Select a query list on the toolbar, and click the Run query button . The Query inputs button is active when a query has input fields. Click the Query inputs button to enter values for fields on the Query Inputs drop-down box.