Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Querying Resources

This topic describes how to find Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources in your tenancy by performing a free text search or running a query. Queries let you find resources according to specific fields and conditions while free text searches locate resources with the desired text anywhere in the resource metadata.


Supported Resources and Query Language Syntax

Search bases search results on supported resources. To see what Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services and resources Search supports, see the Supported Resources section of Overview of Search.

Furthermore, if free text search results do not produce the results you want, you might need to run a query using query language syntax. For more information about syntax for queries, see Search Language Syntax.

Using the Console

You can find resources by doing one of the following:

  • typing free-form text for a free text search
  • typing a query (based on resource query language syntax)
  • modifying a sample query

By default, text entered into the Search box is interpreted as a free text search.

To perform a free text search
To run a custom, free-form query
To run a sample query

Using the API

For information about using the API and signing requests, see REST APIs and Security Credentials. For information about SDKs, see Software Development Kits and Command Line Interface.

Use the following operations to search for resources or find out what resources you can search for: