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Create custom reports with Query Filters

Using Query Filters, you can find and view precise information about your cloud-based assets.

Conditions, filters, “Are”, and “Are Not”

You can define certain conditions to filter the data to select the assets you are interested in. These filters are listed in Available Query filters. You set these conditions as either Are applicable (the filter must match) or Are Not applicable (the filter must not match) to the assets you are interested in.

You can combine multiple conditions to further refine your search.

Enable Query Filters

To enable Query Filters:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Reports > Built-in Reports.

  2. Click View or Edit Report to open either Data Discovery Overview or Discovery Alerts.

  3. Enable Query Filters using the Query Filters toggle.

Apply Query Filters

This is a general approach to using Query Filters. As you become more familiar with the tool, you will refine this general approach for your precise needs.


  • Be sure you have a good understanding of the types of information you have associated with your cloud-based assets: the applications, tags, datazones, and other categories. See Available Query filters.

  • Decide the condition or conditions that will display the information you want to see. For instance, are you interested in the applications or the datazones or both?

To apply Query Filters, follow these steps:

  1. Enable Query Filters using the Query Filters toggle.

  2. Select Add Condition.

  3. From the dropdown menus for the condition:

    1. On the left, select the needed filter.

    2. In the middle, specify whether that filter is applicable (Are) or not applicable (Are Not) to the search.

    3. On the right, enter a string that matches what you are interested in.

    A list of matching data is displayed from which you can select the exact field. The Query Preview on the right shows a text representation of the query.

  4. Add more conditions, if required. To add another condition, specify AND to indicate that the condition is required or OR to indicate that the condition is optional.

  5. After you have added all required conditions, click Search.

    The total counts of the assets in various categories based on your filter criteria and the complete results of the search are displayed.