While the Datafiniti web portal does not have all of the schema fields available as GUI inputs, you can actually still use many fields by adjusting the actual portal web address. Let's take a look!
Once you've run a basic search, like this one for
iPhone in the Product Database, you'll notice that the URL changes to reflect this search:
product? to establish which database we're searching in, and then set
query=name:(iphone). This is where we'll be building our query to use any schema field that we want to use in our searches!
We can use this functionality to directly control the query rather than relying on the GUI inputs. For this example, let's say we want to get iPhone products, but don't want to have any products that are categorized as accessories or cases. Ordinarily, we wouldn't be able to set categories via the portal, let alone negate categories, but by adjusting the URL directly, we're given access to more functionality with the portal.
I've updated the query to reflect our needs by typing this directly into the address bar after
name:(iphone) AND -categories:(accessor* OR case*)
Let's say you're looking for information on Burger Kings from the Business database. Since the name has two words in it, you would want to put it in quotes like
name:"Burger King". This ensures that Datafiniti processes the name in its entirety, otherwise, you'll get results back that have
Burger in the name OR
King in the name.
Once you hit Enter to submit the URL, the address will change and remove spaces since those aren't allowed in website URLs and the portal will return accurate results.
Updated 6 months ago