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Any entity can be annotated with metadata, which can be used for searching. In Datagrok, there are three kinds of metadata: tags, parameters, and properties.


A tag is a short string that can be associated with any entity. It is convenient for grouping things (potentially of different kings) together.

To search for tagged entities, enter '#tagname' in the search box.


Each entity can be associated with a list of key-value pairs.

To search for entities with the specified parameters, use the <paramName> <op> <value> syntax, for instance:

  • imported < 10/02/2019
  • rows > 200
  • author = @current


Properties are somewhat similar to parameters, however they might contain nested properties; also, they are not directly editable. Some properties are common for all entities, others are specific to the entity type.

Common properties:

  • ID
  • name
  • author
  • createdOn
  • updatedOn
  • commentedBy
  • usedBy
  • starredBy

Search criteria can be combined using 'and' or 'or' operands:

  • #demo or #chem

See also