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Entity Search Profile

The performance of programmatically searching for existing entity instances.

The Open Metadata Repository Services (OMRS) interface for a metadata repository defines optional methods for searching for entity instances:

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-performance-findEntities-all-p... Interrogates the technology under test in its entirety, to discover every existing entity instance of every type known to Egeria. The total count of these is tallied to report later under the environment profile. In this way, even for repositories that do not support write operations, we can still calculate some metrics about read performance (including search) while being able to understand that information in light of the volumes of metadata in the repository while the test was executed. These searches are also 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-performance-findEntitiesByPropertyValue-exact Repository performs search with an exact text value, sorting by oldest creation time, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-performance-findEntitiesByPropertyValue-start Repository performs search with a text value 'starts-with', sorting by newest creation time, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-performance-findEntitiesByPropertyValue-contains Repository performs search with a text value 'contains', sorting by oldest update time, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-performance-findEntitiesByPropertyValue-end Repository performs search with a text value 'ends-with', sorting by newest update time, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-performance-findEntitiesByPropertyValue-regex Repository performs search with a regular expression text value, sorting by GUID, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-performance-findEntitiesByProperty-one Repository performs search by a single property value, sorting by that property, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-performance-findEntitiesByProperty-all Repository performs search by two property values, sorting by the second property, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-performance-findEntitiesByProperty-any Repository performs search by two property values, sorting by the second property, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-search-performance-findEntitiesByProperty-none Repository performs search by two property value, sorting by the first property, of first page of instances of a type.
repository-entity-classification-performance-findEntities See the detailed logic of the entity classification profile.
repository-entity-classification-performance-findEntitiesByProperty See the detailed logic of the entity classification profile.
repository-entity-delete-performance-findEntitiesByProperty See the detailed logic of the entity delete profile.
repository-entity-purge-performance-findEntitiesByProperty See the detailed logic of the entity purge profile.
repository-entity-purge-performance-findEntitiesByProperty-rc See the detailed logic of the entity purge profile.
repository-entity-re-home-performance-findEntitiesByProperty See the detailed logic of the entity re-home profile.
repository-entity-re-identify-performance-findEntitiesByProperty See the detailed logic of the entity re-identify profile.
repository-entity-restore-performance-findEntitiesByProperty See the detailed logic of the entity restore profile.
repository-entity-retrieval-performance-findEntities See the detailed logic of the entity retrieval profile.
repository-entity-retype-performance-findEntitiesByProperty See the detailed logic of the entity retype profile.
repository-entity-undo-performance-findEntities See the detailed logic of the entity undo profile.
repository-entity-update-performance-findEntitiesByProperty See the detailed logic of the entity update profile.
repository-graph-query-performance-findEntities See the detailed logic of the graph query profile.
repository-relationship-creation-performance-findEntities See the detailed logic of the relationship creation profile.

In addition, these tests will record into the Environment profile the totalEntitiesFound.

Search variations

When findEntitiesByProperty is run by the assertions starting with repository-entity-search-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.

Note that the various other assertions (that do not start with repository-entity-search-performance...) will search on various other properties than those listed: in particular, including header properties like metadataCollectionId, version, and others.

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