3.5. Search Criteria

You can specify the search criteria after the colon in the query. The syntax of {criteria} is as follows:

<prop><operator><value>

or

<obj-type><prop><operator><value>

Examples

The following table describes the parts of the syntax:

Table 3.3. Example Search Criteria

PartDescriptionValuesExampleNote

prop

The property of the searched-for resource. Can also be the property of a resource type (see obj-type), or tag (custom tag).

Limit your search to objects with a certain property. For example, search for objects with a status property.

Status

N/A

obj-type

A resource type that can be associated with the searched-for resource.

These are system objects, like data centers and virtual machines.

Users

N/A

operator

Comparison operators.

=

!= (not equal)

>

<

>=

<=

N/A

Value options depend on property.

Value

What the expression is being compared to.

String

Integer

Ranking

Date (formatted according to Regional Settings)

Jones

256

normal

  • Wildcards can be used within strings.
  • "" (two sets of quotation marks with no space between them) can be used to represent an un-initialized (empty) string.
  • Double quotes should be used around a string or date containing spaces