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Investigate: Query Dialog

Document created by RSA Information Design and Development Employee on Sep 18, 2017Last modified by RSA Information Design and Development Employee on Jan 30, 2020
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In the Navigate view or Legacy Events view, you can create a query rather than clicking through the meta keys and values to drill down into the meta data. The dialogs for creating a query offer syntax help with drop-down lists of applicable meta keys and operators. To access this dialog in the Navigate or Legacy Events view toolbar, select Query.


This workflow has references to several views that were renamed in Version 11.4: Event Analysis --> Events, Events --> Legacy Events.

the workflow of an investigation with the task performed in this dialog hightlighted

What do you want to do?


*You can perform this task in the current view.

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Quick Look

This is the Simple Query drop-down

The Query dialog has three views:

  • Simple
  • Advanced
  • Recent

In the Simple view, you can create a query using the options displayed in the dialog. In the Advanced view, you can create a query without guidance. In the Recent view, you can select a query from a drop-down list of recent queries.

Simple View

This is the Simple view

Advanced View

This is the Advanced view

Recent View

This is the Recent view

The following table describes features of the Query dialogs.

Select MetaDisplays a drop-down list of meta groups.
OperatorDisplays a drop-down list of operators (=,NetWitness Platform!=,NetWitness Platformexists,NetWitness Platform!exists)
ValueAllows you to enter a value to complete the query.
NetworkLimits the query to packets if Log is not selected.
LogLimits the query to logs if Network is not selected.
Query box Allows you to enter a query in the Advanced view. When you begin typing, a drop-down list of available meta keys for the service is displayed, then a drop-down of operators is displayed as you type. If the expression currently entered in the query box is invalid, a warning appears near the box. When the query is valid, the warning is removed.
Query listAllows you to select a query from a list of recent queries in the Recent view. Double-clicking a query automatically applies it.
ApplyApplies the new query to the current Investigation view.
Cancel Closes the dialog without applying changes.
ResetResets all fields.

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