Search: Finding metrics and dashboards in your account

The Search feature is a fast way to find, view details for, and go to metrics and dashboards in your account.

Note: This feature is being released gradually. If you don’t see it in your account yet, no worries – it’s coming soon!

To search:

  1. Open the Search field, either by clicking Search in the left navigation sidebar (see below) or pressing the forward (/) slash on your keyboard.
    open search
  2. Enter a search term or string, for example, a metric name, dashboard name, or service name into the search field. For example, to see a list of your Google Analytics metrics and dashboards, enter "Google Analytics".
    Note: For metrics, the search refers to text in the metric title, description, dimension names, and service name(s). For dashboards, the search refers to text in dashboard titles and descriptions; it doesn’t refer to text in metrics on dashboards.
  3. Display results for all of the assets returned or only the metrics or dashboards by selecting one of the options as shown below.
    display results
    Note: Each search finds the top, most-relevant results.
  4. The results window auto-displays up to 5 assets for each category (metrics and dashboards). If your search returned more than 5 results, you can see the rest of your metrics and dashboards by clicking Show more metrics or Show more dashboards.
  5. Certified metrics display in the results list with this symbol certify symbol. Hovering over the certified symbol displays certification details. (See below.)
    certified metric
  6. Hover over an asset in the results list to open the Details pane, where you’ll find information, such as, the owner, type of metric, and when the data was last refreshed. (See below.)
    details pane
    Note: The information you see in the Details pane depends on the metric and asset type.
  7. Open an asset in a new tab by clicking the open in new window button in the Details pane or open an asset, and replace the current window, by selecting its title from either the Details pane or the results list on the left side. (See below.)
    open asset
  8. Start a new search, either by clicking Clear or by selecting and typing over the text that’s currently in the search field.
  9. For answers to your PowerMetrics questions, click Ask PowerMetrics Assistant. (See below.)
    ask PowerMetrics Assistant
    Note: The PowerMetrics Assistant will search our Knowledge Base articles for an answer. In addition to accessing the Knowledge Base and the What’s new, you can also contact our Support Team from the PowerMetrics Assistant UI.
  10. Close the Search field, either by clicking the Close button or by clicking anywhere outside the Search window.


Here are a few things to note about the search feature:

  • The first time you perform a search, we’ll index your account. This might take a few minutes, depending on how many metrics and dashboards you have.
  • You can only find assets that you created or ones that have been shared with you.
  • There’s more than one way to find assets in your account. You can use the Search feature (as described in this article) or you can view a list of your metrics and dashboards, with search and filter capabilities, by clicking Metrics or Dashboards in the left navigation sidebar.
  • When searching, by default, we’ll try to find items that match all the terms you enter (i.e., the default logical operation chaining all the items is + AND).
    PowerMetrics supports the following search operators:
  • + signifies AND operation
  • | signifies OR operation
  • - negates a single token
  • " wraps a number of tokens to signify a phrase for searching
  • ( and ) signify precedence

Here are some examples of search entries and results:

  • If you enter "Regional Sales" -Google the results will include all items that are an exact match for "Regional Sales", but exclude items related to google, for example: Google Docs.
  • If you enter (Sales | Revenue) the results will include all items that match either term.
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