Searching through the Data Dictionary Wiki for fields, lookups, textual content and more can be done via Confluence search boxes (as shown below). What follows are some hints/tips to make that process easier.
The search box (near the top left navigation bar) will search for terms only within the current Wiki version that is being displayed (i.e. Wiki v1.7). A powerful Advanced Search bar is available by selecting the search icon to the right of the search box. It's usually best to search on whole words.
Note: Searching in the Left Panel Search Box with a term like "PropertySubType" while in Wiki 1.7 will only return Wiki 1.7 results.
Note: Selecting "See more results..." or tapping the <Enter> key will also bring up the Advanced Search Results page.
Some additional hints and tips on how to do searches within the Data Dictionary Wiki are located at Data Dictionary Wiki Search Hints.
Below are some of the more common search hints:
Logical AND/OR Searching
Exact Phrase Searching
Confluence has some quirks with exact phrases. It ignores certain common words like the, and, a, if and special characters such as $, &, /, etc. Users might get a larger return set due to this.
Note: Again, selecting "See more results..." or tapping the <Enter> key will also bring up the Advanced Search Results page (see below).
Note: To query a specific version in the advanced Search Results page, enter the DD Wiki version number in the IN SPACE field.
Note: Tapping on thewill bring up a list of filter and sort options.
Confluence search engines are great ways to do some quick searching. However, detail and precise searching might best be done via download of the most current Data Dictionary Wiki .xml and .xlsx files for searching within one of those files.
Page Revision Date: Dec 12 2019