Querying a Viewpoint

Viewpoint queries enable you to search for nodes in a viewpoint whose properties match your specified criteria.

While viewpoint searches enable you to search for nodes in a viewpoint by name or description only (see Searching for Nodes), viewpoint queries expand that capability in several ways:

  • You can query on properties beyond just name and description.
  • You can add multiple query filters with different property values to further refine your query.
  • You can use different operators for different properties (such as finding nodes that were added between two dates).


You cannot query time labeled viewpoints.


  • To add a property to a query filter, the following must be true:
    • For List viewpoints, only node level properties can be selected. For Hierarchy viewpoints, node and relationship level properties can be selected.
    • The user creating the query must be able to see the property in the viewpoint. The property cannot be hidden as a result of the user's data access or viewpoint security.
  • Properties in viewpoints are either indexed (indicated by a indexed icon icon) or not indexed. Indexed properties are properties that have stored defined values (including values that were derived and stored) and whose default type is not specified, derived, or inherited.
    • For multiple query filters joined by AND, at least one property must be an indexed property.

    • For multiple query filters joined by OR, all properties must be indexed properties.


    Properties with the Derived and Stored default type are able to be queried only after a value has been either defined or derived and then stored for that property on a node. This is true even if you join the Derived and Stored query filter with an indexed property query filter using an AND statement.
  • The following Core and CoreStats properties can be used in viewpoint queries:
    • Core.Name
    • Core.Alternate Name
    • Core.Description
    • CoreStats.Created By
    • CoreStats.Created Date
    • CoreStats.Last Modified By
    • CoreStats.Last Modified Date
  • You can perform a query in the context of a request. The viewpoint query is run on the "After" state of the request.

Query Visibility

Private Queries

After you create a viewpoint query, you can save it so that you don't need to recreate it the next time you want to run it. When you save a viewpoint query, it is saved as a private query, which can only be viewed and run by the user who created it.

Public Queries

If you have at least Data Manager or Metadata Manager permission on the viewpoint, you can promote a private query to a public query, which can be viewed and run by all users who have access to the viewpoint in the query. See Promoting Viewpoint Queries.