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Search & Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcuts Overview

Cluvio is great to use with keyboard only for a number of use-cases, here is a rundown of the keyboard shortcuts available and where they work:

SOpen searchWorks anywhere except report editor and modal dialogs. (all users)
NOpen quick newWorks anywhere except report editor and modal dialogs. (analysts/admins)
GOpen quick go-toWorks anywhere except report editor and modal dialogs. (analysts/admins)
FOpen / close filter barWorks on a Dashboard (all users)
Cmd/Ctrl + EnterRun queryReport editor (analysts/admins)

[S] Search Everywhere

The Search tool is a very powerful tool to use to find any items by a number of attributes: Reports, Dashboards, Snippets, Alerts, Schedules, Filters.


Open it anywhere by pressing S or clicking on the search icon in the top-left corner. Once open, you can do these things:

  • Type a search text, the results will automatically appear below, categorized by the type of the item (Dashboards, Reports, ...).

  • Within the search results, use Up/Down to go through items, Cmd/Ctrl+Up/Down to jump between the different categories of results (very useful in case there are large number of results in each category).

  • Press Enter on any item to jump to that item, for reports analysts can press Cmd/Ctrl+Enter to open it in the report editor. Same via a mouse click, clicking on the blue edit icon on the right on reports opens the report editor.


The search term is evaluated as a set of words where all need to be present in any of the attributes searched (name, description, query, etc.), case insensitive. If you want to search for a complete sentence, put it in quotes.

The words in the search term are searched in the following attributes:

  • Dashboards: Name, description
  • Reports: Name, description, copyright/attribution, chart type (e.g. 'table-chart'), query (admins/analysts only), R script (admins/analysts only)
  • Snippets (admins/analysts only): Name, description, text
  • Filters (admins/analysts only): Display name, variable name, query
  • Alerts (admins/analysts only): Name, query, emails
  • Dashboard Schedules (admins/analysts only): Emails, email subject, email body

You can optionally qualify what items you want to search by adding a in:xxx to the search term. Just type in: anywhere in the search term, and the search box will offer the possible conditions to use. Esp. the in:query is a useful way to search for usage of tables or columns across all objects that have SQL query.


When you open the Search next time, it will show the last results, with the cursor selection on the last item you opened, so it is easy to go through the search results one-by-one.

The search will remember the last 10 searches and display these in the results when the search term input is empty, so you can quickly redo a previous search by selecting the previous search.

The Search is also used to find usages of filters, snippets or datasources - click on Find Usages from the item dropdown or the list item showing number of items that use that object.

Find UsagesFind Usages

[N] Quick New

Quick New is a tool that lets you quickly create any new items with keyboard only. Simply press N anywhere (except in report editor or modal dialogs) and choose what type of item you would like to create.


[G] Quick Go-to

Quick Go-to is a tool that lets you quickly switch between different parts of the Cluvio UI with keyboard only. Open by pressing G anywhere (except in report editor or modal dialogs), choose the section you want to jump to with up/down cursor (or filter the list by typing part of the word) and press Enter to jump to that section.