Basic Search Examples

This page provides examples showing how to perform basic file searches using the Tetra Data Platform (TDP). The Search feature filters and searches on terms similar to a common website search. You can enter a full-text query that searches all of the attributes and metadata associated with the data files.

To perform a basic file search:

  1. In the Tetra Data Platform, click the Hamburger icon at the top left corner of the page to expand the TDP menu options (or hover over the list of icons to display the menu options):
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Hamburger icon

  1. Select Search Files from the list of menu options that appears on the left side of the page.
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Search Files option

  1. You can easily search files by name from the Search page. By default, all available files display as a list from the List view. For each file, you can view its file name, source type, and the date/time it was last modified.
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Search page

  1. Enter the terms and fields that you want to use to search files in the Search box at the top of the page.

Basic File Name Search Examples

You can use these examples to learn how to search for a file (or files) when:

  • You know the exact file name
  • You know only part of the file name
  • You vaguely know what the file name is

Search for an Exact File Name

When you know the exact file name to search, enclose the file name next with “double quotes”:
For example, to find the common-cell-counter-0.json file sample:

  1. Enter “common-cell-counter-0.json” in the Search box field.
  2. Click Search. The search result displays the file you were looking for:

Search for a File Name When You Know Part of the Name

When you know only a part of the file name, for example, you know that the file name contains these words “common-plate-reader”:

  1. Enter “common-plate-reader” in the Search box field.
  2. Click Search. The search results display files with “common-plate-reader” in its file name:
  3. Review the results and select the specific file you want.

Search for a File Name When You Vaguely Know its Name

When you know vaguely know what the file name is, you can broaden the search to include additional files. As the returned results include terms that match closer to the file name you are searching for, you can then add other search terms and filters to narrow the result.

For example, you know that the file is for a cell counter and that it was created on Dec 14th.

  1. Enter cell counter 14Dec in the Search box field.
  2. Click Search. The search results display files relating to cell counter or Dec 14 (using the source, file path, and/or file name):
  3. By default, the search results that display are sorted by relevance. You can add more filters or alter the search to find the precise file you want.

Additional Search Features


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