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Explore data

Use the data explorer as the starting point of your workflow to find, verify, visualize, and learn about the data you need to build solutions. Browse through all available resource types in your Cognite Data Fusion (CDF) project, then drill into details and related resources, such as assets and time series with live data, interactive engineering diagrams, 3D models, and mapped events. You can also view the result in Cognite Charts and Industrial Canvas.

Get started

  1. Navigate to the CDF portal application > Explore data.

  2. You can search for the name, description, content, metadata values, ID, external ID, event type and subtype, units, documents, etc., to find the data you are looking for.

    Use the Config option next to the search bar to fine-tune your search.

    The search result is sorted into tabs according to their resource types. When selecting a resource type, you can continue fine-tuning your result in the left side panel. Use dynamic filters for units and metadata values; the value count shows the result numbers. The main result panel is updated accordingly.

Explore the search result

Select an element in the search result to see all its details and related resource types. You can also filter each resource type in the details view. The labels explain the search logic behind each search item result, if it's an exact match or partial match, and in which fields the search terms have been found.

Select a time series to open the preview panel, where you can zoom in and out and interact with the time series.

Select the Table icon to add more columns to your search result. You can also reorder your search result and change the size of the result columns. You can add more columns to the table and rearrange the table by using hide/unhide of the columns and reordering the columns.

Use the copy function to copy a value and paste it into the search to narrow your search further. Navigate to the asset details pane on the Assets tab and use the 3D availability column to inspect the equipment's surroundings and find nearby equipment in contextualized 3D models. Select an engineering diagram to search for data in that specific diagram.


If you can't search within an engineering diagram, first run diagram detect using the API endpoint or run it in the Create interactive engineering diagrams process.

Use the filters

Use the Common filters on the left panel to filter the result across all the data, and the resource-specific filters below to add filters for the specific resource types. You can add several values in each filter. Common results are marked as blue in the table, and resource-specific results are marked as green.

3D functionality

Use the 3D tab to see relevant 3D models. Click and drag to see the model in 360 view. Use the toolbar to slice, measure distance, emphasize clickable objects, and copy the URL.