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BloxOne services provide a global search function that allows you to look up specific resources or objects. The global search icon  is located at the upper right-hand corner of the Cloud Services Portal. You can search by entering full or partial text of the resource you want to look up. Global search returns the most relevant results by matching the key word(s) you enter. If you cannot find the resource in the top results, you can click VIEW ALL RESULTS to view all possible matches and apply filters to narrow down the search. For more information about the search syntax, see Global Search Query Syntax.


You can search for supported objects using searchable fields. For a list of supported objects, see Supported Objects and Searchable Fields.

To perform a global search, complete the following:

  1. On the Cloud Services Portal, click at the upper right-hand corner.
  2. The Global Search dialog displays your recent search entries.
  3. In the Global Search field, enter the full or partial text of the resource you are looking for. You can click  to clear the entry.
  4. The Global Search dialog displays the most relevant results at the top of the list. Each search result contains your search entry highlighted in yellow. Tags for the object are displayed in the search result if the tag name or value matches the search entry. If one or more tags are defined for the object, you can click View All Tags to display them. Correspondingly, when the tags are displayed, you can click Hide All Tags to hide them, with the exception of tags that match the search entry. Tag/value pairs are delimited by the separator, “|”. Note that the tag name is blue, and the value is green.
    If you cannot locate the resource you are looking for in the top list, click VIEW ALL RESULTS to view all search results and apply filters to narrow down your search. 
  5. When you identify your resource, hover your mouse over the entry and click  to view the details of the resource.

Applying Filters to Global Search

If you are unable to quickly identify the resource you are looking for, you can apply filters to the returned results. To locate a specific resource or narrow your search, you can apply available filters when they appear in the dialog after you click VIEW ALL RESULTS. All available filters appear in the left panel of the Global Search dialog.

To apply filters to global search, complete the following:

  1. In the Global Search dialog, click VIEW ALL RESULTS.
  2. Review the list of available filters and choose the filter(s) that can help you identify the resource. You can click Select all to choose all the filtering parameters under a specific category. Global search uses the "OR" operation when you select multiple filters. To clear the selection, click Clear.
  3. After you have chosen the applicable filters, click Apply Filter. All matching results are displayed in the right panel.


    To close the global search dialog in the VIEW ALL RESULTS mode, click the BACK button at the top left of the dialog. 

Global Search Query Syntax

Infoblox global search supports a specific syntax and handles search query based on the supported syntax. Understanding the query syntax helps you look up resources in a more effective manner. The following table describes how global search handles query syntax:

SyntaxQuery Handling
Wildcard  (*) searchGlobal search treats all characters you enter as literals. When you enter a key word in the search field, global search automatically escapes all reserved characters and adds a wildcard character before and after the key word, except for IPv4 addresses and dates. For example, if you want to find resources that contain the string sta, just enter sta rather than sta*, *sta, or *sta*. Global search will add the wildcard character (*) and perform the search for *sta*.
IPv4 addressesWhen you enter a full or partial string of an IPv4 address, global search returns IPv4 addresses that match the entry. For example, if you enter 192.168, global search returns all IPv4 addresses that contain the partial string of 192.168. If you enter, global search returns all resources that contain the IPv4 address in them. Note that global search does not add the wildcard characters to IPv4 addresses.
Date formatGlobal search supports this date format: YYYY-MM-DD. For example, you can enter 2021-01-10 and global search returns all resources that were created or updated on the date of 2021-01-10. Note that global search does not add the wildcard characters to date entries in YYYY-MM-DD format.
Regex and reserved characters

Global search treats all characters you enter as literals before adding the wildcard characters to them. For example, if you enter -status, global search looks for resources that contain -status by searching for *-status*. The reserved character - will be escaped instead of being treated as an exclusion. 

Reserved characters include the following: 

\   +       &&   ||                [      ^   ~     ?    :    /    and the whitespace character

The double quote characters ("")Global search treats all entries within the double quote characters ("") as one single string. For example, if you enter "system* 123", global search looks up resources that contain the string "system* 123" by searching *"system* 123"*.
The space or whitespace  character

Global search treats all entries between the space or whitespace characters as separate strings. For example, if you enter the following: && active \OR stat AND 2021-01-10 [2020-02-20], global search returns resources that contain any of the following using the OR operation:








Logical operationsIn this release, global search applies only the logical OR operation while handling multiple strings. If you include multiple strings or entries in your search, global search uses the OR operation to perform the search. For example, if you enter baremetal 192.168, global search considers baremetal and 192.168 as separate strings and returns all resources that contain baremetal, as well as resources that contain 192.168, which can match any IPv4 addresses that contain 192.168.

The following example illustrates the global search operation:

Changing Number of Results On a Page

The Global Search dialog displays up to 25 results per page by default. If the search results exceed 25, you can click the page number at the bottom right-hand corner to advance to the next page. You can also change the number of results per page to 50 or 100, so you can scroll down to view more results.

To change the number of results, complete the following:

  • In the Global Search dialog, select the number of results at the bottom left corner of the dialog.

Supported Objects and Searchable Fields

The following table lists the supported objects and searchable fields for global search:

Supported Objects

Supported Fields in Search

DNS Objects
DNS ViewName, Comment, Tags
DNS Config ProfileName, Comment, Tags
Authoritative ZoneName, Comment, Tags, Type
Forward ZoneName, Comment, Tags
Resource RecordsComment, Name_in_Zone, RDATA, Tags, Type
Access Control ListName, Comment, Tags
Authoritative DNS Server GroupName, Comment, Tags
Forward DNS Server GroupName, Comment, Tags
Zone DelegationName, Comment, Tags
IP SpaceName, Comment, Tags
Address BlockAddress, CIDR, Name, Comment, Tags
RangeStart, End, Name, Comment, Tags
SubnetAddress, CIDR, Name, Comment, Tags
AddressAddress, Comment, Tags
IPAM HostName, Comment, Tags
ServerName, Comment, Tags
HA GroupName, Comment, Tags
Hardware FilterName, Comment, Tags
Fixed AddressName, Comment, Address, Match Value, Tags
Option CodeName, Comment, Tags
Option FilterName, Comment, Tags
Option GroupName, Comment, Tags
Option SpaceName, Comment, Tags
FingerprintName, Comment, Class, Tags
TSIG KeysAlgorithm, Comment, Name, Tags
On-Prem HostsCreated at, Updated at, IP Address, On-Prem Host Type, OPHD, Name

Supported keys:
     host/k8s, host/ophid, host/nat_ip, host/serial_number, host/deployment_type

User Objects
UsersCreated at, User email, Time Zone, Name
User GroupsCreated at, Description, Name
User RoleDescription, Permissions
Access PolicyDescription, User Group, Role

Key, Value, Type, Regexp, Status, Namespace Name, Namespace Type


Global search supports only restricted tags.  For information about tags, see Managing Tags.

Limitations of Global Search

Global Search works with the following limitations:

    • Case-insensitive searches for IPv6 objects do not work.
    • Search will yield results in the format IPv6  is entered in the Cloud Services Portal (UI or API). For example, if you create or update an IPv6 address in a normalized format (fc99:2222:3333::1) and search in the same way, the result will yield the object. The same is true for the non-normalized format (fc99:2222:3333:0:0:0:0:1).
    • IPv6 Range search will work in the same format it is created. For example, if the range is created as ( 2001:db8:1:1:1::1:0001 - 2001:db8:1:1:1::1:1fff), the search will yield result if you search with 2001:db8:1:1:1::1:0001 or 2001:db8:1:1:1::1:1fff. If you search with 2001:db8:1:1:1::1:1, it will not yield any result.

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