Enterprise Search

What is the Enterprise Search application?

Enterprise Search

The Enterprise Search web application is a build in google-like search and makes specific data findable in a large collection of data of information. Multi-location teams can take advantage of this feature.

Enterprise Search is a key feature for all users within an account, group, organization or the whole Dragon1 Community. If you have stored a data item in the database then, depending on how well you have categorized and tagged it, it is findable with the heap of data in the database.

Enterprise Search is about making data from multiple sources in the enterprise, like a document, file, intranet-website or database, findable, searchable for a selected group or audience.

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Search, Find, Share and Reuse content within your organization or the Dragon1 Community

What data does show up in the result?

There is a text list view and an images view. In the picture above, the images view is shown. Every block shows the Name, Title, Image, Description, Category, Tags and Class that was used when storing the data.

When does data turn up in search results?

If you type a search phrase in the text box, the tool will look in all the common attributes (id, name, descr, title, type, status, image, etc..) for a match. If a match is found, the data item is added to the search result.

For publication status of the data item the following rules apply:

  1. If the data is unpublished, it will never turn up in any search result.
  2. If a data item is published privately the data item only turns up in search results only for the creator or editor of the data item.
  3. If a data item is published privileged the data item only turns up in search results by people of the same role.
  4. If a data item is published public the data item only turns up in search results by people of the same organization.
  5. If a data item is published privileged the data item only turns up in search results by people of the same role.
  6. If a data item is published worldwide, anyone of any account anywhere on the world who is logged in into the tool can have access to that data.

What are other search filters?

In the search field you can enter a filter for Category, Tags and Class. Also on the left and right screen, you (de)select Classes and Categories as a filter for the search.

How to use this search feature? - Why would you use it?

There many different usages for this feature, we will mention a few, but just try it and see where this feature takes you in your needs. We list here three usages:

  1. Look what other tool users have created (within or without your organization) and get inspired to do things or reuse the information.
  2. Have another user find your data so you will get asked to share your data or help that user to do the same you did.
  3. Have a manager check the completeness of documenting data in the tool.
  4. Use Dragon1 Enterprise Search to make your organizations knowledge better findable

So use Dragon1 Enterprise Search to quickly get an overview of your architecture principles. Click on an Architecture Principle to view its Principle Details Drawing or click on the blueprint to see the projection of the principle in your AS-IS organization. Dragon1 Enterprise Search makes your architecture data easier and better to (re)use, communicate and apply.

Global Enterprise Search Engine

Enterprise Search

Enterprise Search can be used as Global Enterprise Search Engine to make important data from other documents, databases or filesystem better findable and searchable.

We use a new technique for that by indexing data using suggestions for categories and tags (NOUN, VERB, CRITERIUM) based on a word-cloud (a word cloud show popular search words in relation to the words found in a document and data in the database. For every data item accessed the suggested categories and tags can be can be edited.

Although Dragon1 Enterprise Search is a cloud-enabled web application, you can submit content to be indexed that is on your premise.

Just enter a URL and click on the submit content button. Dragon1 Enterprise Search will interpret the string for its content type (XML, HTML, PNG, DOC, XLS, ...) and try to find and store a name, title, descr, image, author, creation date, category and tags for that URL.


An organization can choose to turn on the switch that never any data from their private database is shared to other databases. This is possible because the data per organization account physically is in another database within the DBMS and not store shared in the same database table.

If this switch is on you will see a lock symbol locked in the right upper left corner in front of the database name.

Overview of Basic Features

Below is an overview of basic features of the Enterprise Search per edition:

Features Dragon1 FREE Dragon1 PRO Dragon1 ENTERPRISE
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