Running a seeded query

To run a query that supports seeds against an external data source, you must first understand the kinds of seeds that it requires, and select some on an Analyst's Notebook chart. When you satisfy the requirements, the query becomes available for use.

When a system administrator configures a seeded query on an external data source, they can place restrictions on the types, number, and origin of the seeds that they require. Before you can open a seeded query, you must select chart items that contain records that obey its restrictions, as indicated in the Queries tab of the External Queries window.
  1. Follow the general procedure for searching external sources as far as Step 3: Open the External Searches window and select a query.

When a query supports or requires seeds, the pane on the right of the Queries page describes what you must select:

Seed type constraints
The types of seeds that the query uses, and the number of each type.
Seed count limits
Lower and upper boundaries (if any) on the total number of seeds.
Seed data sources
The data sources from which seeds must originate.

If one of these headings is not in the list, then the selected query has no requirements of that kind.

  1. Select chart items that meet the requirements of the seeded query.
  2. Select the query and then click Open or Copy to chart, depending on whether the seeded query also supports or requires parameters.
After this point, the seeded query behaves just like any other query against an external data source. You can specify parameters or browse search results, and then add results to the chart or filter them further.