You can find Advanced Search by pressing the "Reporting" item after hovering over the analytics icon found on the left-hand side. This is also where the Graph Search is found.

Ardoq advanced search

Advanced Search is a way to sort and find relevant data based on what you have documented in Ardoq. You can do simple searches or search for multiple data sets for more specific results.

First, you choose if you are looking for a Workspace, Component, or Reference and if you want the result to match all or any of the rules you create. Then add what you are looking for and see the results.

You can search for components or references of a certain type or with specific field values. Examples:

  • Components in workspace “Application services” that don’t have a “Criticality” value

  • References of type “Uses” that have a specific tag

  • Components that are either “Capability” or “Strategic Capability”

  • Components that have the “State” field with the value “AS-IS” and are either an “Application” or a “Service”

  • Workspaces that were created in October

Search for only one thing:

Here we search for all Workspaces created between 30. September 2018 and 01. November 2018.

Ardoq simple search

Search for all components with a specific field value.

Ardoq search components

Multiple data sets

To search for multiple data sets, add as many rows of search rules as you need. 

See examples below:

Components that have the “State” field with the value “AS-IS” and are either an “Application” or a “Service”

Ardoq search multiple data sets

Components in workspace “Application services” that don’t have a “Criticality” value

Ardoq search components value

You can also export your results to excel by clicking the 'three-dot menu'


You have added or removed a field that is being used in a saved search or a widget

This may cause one of the following things:

  • Your saved search or widget is showing 0 results

  • Your widget is showing a number instead of a sum or average

  • Your widget is showing different periods of history for different fields

My saved search is not returning any results anymore

You have had a saved search for a long time that usually had returned results, but suddenly it gives 0 results. This may be because you have removed a field on that component or reference, that was specified in the search.

For example, if you have searched for “All components with a criticality of High” and you remove the criticality field and replace it with two fields: “Criticality list” and “Criticality number,” the original search will not return any values because there are no components with the“Criticality” field 

My widget is not showing the full history

When you save a query, we start snapshotting it on a nightly basis. Still, you might have an incomplete history because you have added a field to your component or reference at a later point. 

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