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Search from the Field Browser

The Field Browser drill down feature is available only for non-aggregate searches. Aggregate searches are not supported. 

Depending on the type of field you want to drill down into, you can run searches in two ways:

  • Drill down searches. Depending on if the field contains a string or numerical value, there are default drill down searches that you can run by simply clicking the name of the search.
  • Histogram. Clicking a value in the histogram runs a new search on that value.

About histograms

The histogram shows the top ten values (by percentage) of a field. If there are fewer than ten values returned you'll see fewer than ten values. 

Searches for numerical fields

When you click a numerical field the average, minimum, maximum, and standard deviation values are displayed in addition to the top ten values by percentage:

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Searches for fields containing strings

The histogram shows the top ten values by percentage:

Searches for fields containing strings.png

Launching a search from the Field Browser

The drill down searches can be launched with just a click, opening a new search tab.

To launch a drill down search from the Field Browser:

  1. Run a search.
  2. In the Field Browser column, click a field.
  3. Click one of the Drill down search options. A new search window is opened, and the search begins.