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From "Ying Zheng (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Comment Edited] (FALCON-1095) Support free-text search for entities
Date Fri, 22 May 2015 15:52:18 GMT

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Ying Zheng edited comment on FALCON-1095 at 5/22/15 3:51 PM:
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[~sriksun] Thank you for sharing your valuable thoughts! Per our discussion offline, we extended
the previous patch to 1) Support comma-separated entity types: e.g. api/entities/list/feed,process.
The user can specify any combination of entity types (e.g. feed+process, cluster+feed, etc.)
in this way. 2) Make entity type optional in the REST api, i.e. api/entities/list will return
the entities of all types. https://reviews.apache.org/r/32946/


was (Author: yzheng-hortonworks):
[~sriksun] Thank you for sharing your valuable thoughts! Per our discussion offline, we extended
the previous patch to 1) Support comma-separated entity types: e.g. api/entities/list/feed,process.
The user can specify any combination of entity types (e.g. feed+process, cluster+feed, etc.)
in this way. 2) Make entity type optional in the REST api, i.e. api/entities/list will return
the entities of all types.

> Support free-text search for entities
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FALCON-1095
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FALCON-1095
>             Project: Falcon
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 0.6
>            Reporter: Ying Zheng
>            Assignee: Ying Zheng
>             Fix For: 0.7
>
>
> When users have hundreds or thousands of entities to manage, they may not remember the
exact name/tag of the entity. We would like to provide a more convenient way for the user
to search an entity by providing keywords in name and tags. We also plan to provide a search
UI, similar to Visual Search, to allow the user to enter keywords in a search box and display
the filtered results. The user can click on the entity to view details and search its instances
as well.
> To support free-text search, we plan to extend the LIST API:
> GET api/entities/list/:entity-type
> Parameters changed/added:
>     1) :entity-type  Valid options are cluster, feed, process and schedulable. Here "schedulable"
includes feeds and processes.
>     2) nameseq     Subsequence of entity name. Not case sensitive. Example: "Sample1"
is a subsequence of entity name "SampleFeed1". Note that we rename "pattern" parameter to
"nameseq" to make it more intuitive to the user, but the functionality is already there in
Falcon-914 .
>     3) tagkeys        Tag keywords, separated by comma. Not case sensitive. The returning
entities must have tags that match all the tag keywords.
> Results
>     Return the total number of entity results and a list of entities.
> e.g. falcon entity -list -nameseq housetexas -tagkeys estate
> This should return the entity with name "houseSellTexas" and tags "category=realestate".



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