Global Search Dashboard
Global Search Dashboard#
Squirro provides a uniform search experience for users via the Global Search dashboard.
Once this feature is enabled, the search bar is integrated with the dashboard navigation on top of the screen.
This ensures it is always available to users to start a search.
How to Enable Global Search#
To enable this functionality, three steps are required:
Create a dashboard that provides the desired search behavior. The Cognitive Search project template already includes such a dashboard.
Promote this dashboard to be the Global Search dashboard on the project.
In the App & Nav Bar configuration, enable the Compact global search option.
The following sections explain these steps in more detail.
Create the Dashboard#
A typical global search dashboard will include some or all of the following components:
Items widget to show the result set.
Spelling Correction widget to guide the user when they mistype some words.
Question Answering widget to provide answers to questions.
Similar Searches widget.
Labels widget and Timeline widget to help the user drill down in the result set.
Promote the Dashboard#
Once the dashboard has been created, go to the Dashboards list, and in the dashboard’s hover menu select
Promote Global Search.
Only one dashboard can be the global search dashboard in a project. If another dashboard was configured as the global search dashboard it will be demoted.
If you would like to hide the dashboard which you have promoted as Global Search, from the Dashboard tabs, you can do this by unchecking its
Enable Compact Global Search#
As a final step, navigate to the App & Nav Bar section and enable the Compact global search option.
With this done, the Dashboards space will now show a search bar at the top at all times. This search bar will invoke the global search dashboard independent of which dashboard the user is currently on.
The one exception to this is the Community 360 Dashboard, which by default stays on the dashboard but allows the user to switch to a project-wide search.