Searching in the Portal

List searches

The following applies to the search box located in the following places:

  • Service order pages (e.g. the locations list when provisioning a port)
  • Service list pages (e.g. the virtual circuits page, the ports page)
  • The Notifications page
  • The Locations page

For example, searching the locations when creating a port:

screenshot of list searches

As well as searching your provisioned ports:

screenshot of list searches

When using these search fields, you can use AND and OR operators.

  • To perform an AND search, use the ampersand (&) character. For example, CHI & equ would return all Equinix sites in Chicago.
  • To perform an OR search, use a comma. For example, LAX1, LAX2 would return all interfaces whose ID includes LAX1 or LAX2.

Searches are case insensitive.

Global searches

The global search field is at the top of the portal:

screenshot of global search

The global search returns results for the following:

  • Your provisioned services
  • Pages and actions within the portal
  • Knowledge base documentation

screenshot of global search

Searches are case insensitive.

Keyword (simple) searches

A keyword search is just searching for a value, e.g. hosted cloud.

This search is performed against your provisioned services, pages and actions within the portal, and the documentation. When searching against provisioned services, it looks at certain fields depending on the service type (see below).

Note the following:

  • Keyword searches act as phrases. For example, when you search hosted cloud, it behaves as "hosted cloud".

  • Use the pipe character to perform an OR search. For example, hosted|cloud (no spaces) would return results that match either hosted or cloud.

  • If you insert quotation marks, you trigger a field search (see below). Field searches are not performed against portal pages or the knowledge base.

    For example, searching "hosted cloud" would only return services that had the phrase “hosted cloud” in their description field. Searching either "hosted" "cloud" or "hosted"|"cloud" would return services that had either string in the applicable field.

Field searches

When you execute a keyword search, the search is performed across certain fields within your provisioned services (ports, virtual circuits, etc.)

However, you can further narrow your search to only return results for a specified field.

For example, say you have the the following services:

  • A port with the description “Port for hosted connections”
  • A Hosted cloud connection with the description “Primary AWS connection”

Then you perform the following searches:

  • hosted - This would return both services, as well as links to various portal and documentation pages.

  • "hosted" - This would return both services, but no links to portal or documentation pages (the double quotes trigger a field search).

  • description:hosted - This would only return the port.

  • port_type:hosted - This would only return the Hosted cloud connection.

Mixed searches

You can perform a field search and a keyword search at the same time, for example:

port_type:hosted AWS

This would return a Hosted cloud connection (port_type:hosted) that also matched AWS in some way. This could be because it had “AWS” in the description field or the service_provider was aws.

NOTE: Mixed searches are joined by AND, meaning that the search result must match all of the criteria rather than some of the criteria.

Fields

  • Header row
    • Field
    • Services
    • Values
    • Description
  • Row 1
    • asn
    • Cloud Router
    • number
    • Return Cloud Routers that are associated with the ASN.
  • Row 1
    • capacity

    • Cloud Router

      Flex bandwidth container

    • number

    • Capacity for the Cloud Router or Flex Bandwidth container.

      For example, capacity:50000 returns a Cloud Router with 50Gbps capacity.

  • Row 1
    • circuit_id

    • Cloud Router

      Cloud Router connection

      Cloud Router import

      Dedicated cloud

      Hosted cloud

      Port

      LAG

      Outbound cross connect

      Point to point

      Virtual circuit

      Flex bandwidth container

    • string

    • Unique circuit ID for the service. For information on how circuit IDs are formatted, see Acronyms and Terms.

      TIP: You can search by full or partial ID. For example, 283 or circuit_id:283 both would return a port with the circuit ID PF-AP-CHI8-2839085.

  • Row 1
    • description

    • All services for which you provide a description

    • string

    • The description you provided when creating the service.

      NOTE: For Cloud Routers, use name instead.

  • Row 1
    • destination_circuit_id
    • Outbound cross connect
    • string
    • The circuit ID of the port to which the cross connect is attached.
  • Row 1
    • destination_name
    • Outbound cross connect
    • string
    • The name of the port to which the cross connect is attached.
  • Row 1
    • disabled
    • Port
    • boolean
    • Return ports based on whether they’re disabled or enabled.
  • Row 1
    • members
    • LAG
    • number
    • Search for LAGs by number of member ports.
  • Row 1
    • module
    • Outbound cross connect
    • string
    • Search cross connects by module.
  • Row 1
    • name
    • Cloud Router
    • string
    • The name you provided when creating a Cloud Router.
  • Row 1
    • panel
    • Outbound cross connect
    • string
    • Search cross connects by panel.
  • Row 1
    • pop
    • Port
    • string
    • Search ports by POP.
  • Row 1
    • port_type

    • Dedicated cloud

      Hosted cloud

    • dedicated

      hosted

    • Search cloud connections by type.

  • Row 1
    • position
    • Outbound cross connect
    • string
    • Search cross connects by position.
  • Row 1
    • provider

    • Port

    • Colt

      PacketFabric

    • Search for ports based on whether they are PacketFabric ports or Colt-powered ports.

  • Row 1
    • service_class

    • Dedicated cloud

      Hosted cloud

    • longhaul

      metro

    • Search for cloud connections based on whether they are longhaul or metro.

  • Row 1
    • service_provider

    • Dedicated cloud

      Hosted cloud

    • aws

      azure

      google

      ibm

      oracle

      salesforce

    • The cloud service provider for the Hosted or Dedicated connection.

  • Row 1
    • service_type

    • Cloud Router

      Cloud Router connection

      Cloud Router import

      Dedicated cloud

      Hosted cloud

      Port

      LAG

      Outbound cross connect

      Point to point

      Virtual circuit

      Flex bandwidth container

    • cloud-dedicated - Dedicated cloud

      cloud-hosted - Hosted cloud

      cloud-router - Cloud Router and Cloud Router connections

      cloud-router-import - Cloud Router import

      cross-connect - Outbound cross connect

      flex-bandwidth - Flex bandwidth container

      lag - LAG

      port - Port

      ptp - Point to point

      vc - Virtual circuit

    • Service type.

  • Row 1
    • speed

    • Dedicated cloud

      Hosted cloud

    • number

    • Speed allocated to a cloud connection in Mbps.

      For example, 50 returns cloud connections with a speed of 50Mbps. 5000 would return 5Gbps.

  • Row 1
    • state

    • Cloud Router connection

      Dedicated cloud

      Hosted cloud

      Port

      LAG

      Point to point

      Virtual circuit

    • active

      bgp_disabled

      bgp_not_created

      bgp_provisioning

      deleting

      inactive

      pending

      provisioning

      rejected

    • Search services by state.

  • Row 1
    • status

    • Port

      Outbound cross connect

    • active

      provisioning

      testing

    • Search services by status.

  • Row 1
    • term

    • Flex bandwidth container

    • 1

      12

      24

      36

    • Search flex bandwidth containers by service term in months.

NOTE: For boolean values, we accept the following:

True: y, yes, t, true, on, 1

False: n, no, f, false, off, 0

Operators

No operator implies that it must match. Otherwise, you can use the following:

  • == equals
  • != does not equal
  • < less than
  • <= less than or equal
  • > greater than
  • >= greater than or equal
  • ~ like
  • !~ not like