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Entity history search profile

The performance of programmatically searching for entity instances as they existed in the past.

The Open Metadata Repository Services (OMRS) interface for a metadata repository defines optional methods for searching for entity instances based on their details in the past, by passing in an asOfTime parameter (captured during the execution of the entity update profile):

Method Description
findEntities arbitrarily complex combinations of search criteria including ranges, nested conditions, etc
findEntitiesByProperty searches for entity instances based on specific properties with specific values
findEntitiesByPropertyValue searches for entity instances based on text that matches any textual property
Assertions
ID Description
repository-entity-search-history-performance-findEntities-all-p... Interrogates the technology under test for each entity type, by calling findEntities for that type GUID with an asOfTime using the timestamp captured prior to the execution of the entity update profile. These searches are performed without any explicit sorting of results, and all pages of results are retrieved (the p... portion indicates a specific page number): thereby also exercising the efficiency of the technology under test to consistently cycle through pages of results.
repository-entity-search-history-performance-findEntitiesByPropertyValue-exact Repository performs historical search with an exact text value, sorting by oldest creation time, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-history-performance-findEntitiesByPropertyValue-start Repository performs historical search with a text value 'starts-with', sorting by newest creation time, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-history-performance-findEntitiesByPropertyValue-contains Repository performs historical search with a text value 'contains', sorting by oldest update time, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-history-performance-findEntitiesByPropertyValue-end Repository performs historical search with a text value 'ends-with', sorting by newest update time, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-history-performance-findEntitiesByPropertyValue-regex Repository performs historical search with a regular expression text value, sorting by GUID, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-history-performance-findEntitiesByProperty-one Repository performs historical search by a single property value, sorting by that property, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-history-performance-findEntitiesByProperty-all Repository performs historical search by two property values, sorting by the second property, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-history-performance-findEntitiesByProperty-any Repository performs historical search by two property values, sorting by the second property, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-history-performance-findEntitiesByProperty-none Repository performs historical search by two property value, sorting by the first property, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-history-retrieval-performance-findEntities See the detailed logic of the entity retrieval profile.
repository-graph-history-query-performance-findEntities See the detailed logic of the graph history query profile.

Search variations

When findEntitiesByProperty is run by the assertions starting with repository-entity-search-history-performance..., the tests prefer non-string properties (if any exist for the type) given that the findEntitiesByPropertyValue searches will already heavily exercise string-based queries.

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