The Global Search bar simplifies search and navigation in Dataiku DSS. A single search input at the top right of every screen enables discovery of DSS items like datasets and recipes, administrative settings, and help topics.
Start typing your search term, and DSS begins searching for matches across several sources, including:
The reference documentation
The history of recently accessed items
An index of screens and settings
Filtering a Global Search
You can filter global search results by a specific project, tag, type of DSS item, or even user. Alternatively, use the tabs Navigation for relevant administrative settings or Help topics for reference documentation, tutorials and other resources. Clicking on a result takes you directly to it.
Searching for “web app” returns DSS items from the current project or elsewhere on the instance, along with relevant help resources.
Searching External Connections
While the global search bar integrates many sources and is the simplest option for most queries, the Catalog still has an important role to play for certain kinds of queries, especially for exploring external connections.
In addition to retrieving DSS items, the Catalog has the ability to search for tables in external connections.
Here we use the Catalog to search for tables in the PostgreSQL connection. For more on using the global search bar in DSS, see the video below: