Better Searching in DRA

Idea ID 2790243

Better Searching in DRA

The DRA Web Console (and even the DRA Windows console) could use a better search mechanism. The new web console can only search on five attributes and it can only search on one attribute at a time.

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to find someone in Outlook or any object in Active Directory Users and Computers? You can search for first name, last name, display name, object name, email address and more just by typing what you are looking for in the search box. There is no need to decide what property you are searching for. It works great for 95% or more of what people are looking for and if you want a more targeted search you can do that as well.

I find myself constantly switching between name and display name searches in DRA (and wishing that the mail attribute was also an option). It frequently takes a few failed searches before I realize that I need to change my search filter.

Why not make DRA more user friendly by adding something like the Ambiguous name resolution search that Active Directory has? It's what makes Outlook, OWA and Microsoft's AD admin tools so easy to use when it comes to searching for things.
10 Comments
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
This is a valid request that we will review during our next planning cycle when identifying usability improvements.
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
We need the ability in the Web Client to search on All the displayed attribute columns (at least, those that are cached) as can be done in the Win32 console.
Trusted Contributor.
Trusted Contributor.
I believe DRA should implement an "ANR" type search similiar to the one used in ADAC. The ANR type search in ADAC hits 15 attributes I believe.
Outstanding Contributor.
Outstanding Contributor.
Agree
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
We are researching this idea for a near-term release.
Absent Member.
Absent Member.
Agree
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
This feature has been approved and will be included in the next release, DRA 10, which was formally known as DRA 9.3
Outstanding Contributor.
Outstanding Contributor.
Any ETA on DRA 10?
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Status changed to: Delivered

With the release of DRA 10, we have updated and improved the searching capabilities.  The new feature is called Multi Field Match, which will provide a quicker and easier searching mechanism, similar to ANR. 

Outstanding Contributor.
Outstanding Contributor.

Good to see this finally being delivered. 😀

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