Commit 2cd159ce authored by Tanner Prestegard's avatar Tanner Prestegard Committed by GraceDB
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Move query help to documentation

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Querying for events and superevents
Queries sometimes have a keyword.
Some query types require the keyword, but others do not. More details below
Query looks like ``keyword: value``.
Note on binary operators and where they can be applied.
Queries can be used from search page, latest page, or queries to the API.
Use dropdown to set search type (superevent or event) in the web view
Use the ``events()`` and ``superevents()`` methods from gracedb-client to query for events and superevents, respectively.
Event queries
**NOTE:** clicking the 'Get neighbors' checkbox will result in an additional neighbors query for each item in the search results, and the neighbors are thus shown in the results table. However, this causes the overall query to take longer, which is why it is un-checked by default.
By event attributes
Relational and range queries can be made on event attributes.
- ``instruments = "H1,L1,V1" & far < 1e-7``
- ``singleinspiral.mchirp >= 0.5 & singleinspiral.eff_distance in 0.0,55``
- ``( = "DMT-STRAIN" | = "DMT-PAIN") & si.snr < 5``
- ``mb.snr in 1,3 & mb.central_freq > 1000``
Attributes in the common event object (e.g. ``gpstime``, ``far``, ``instruments``) do not need qualifiers.
Attributes specific to inspiral or burst events, for example, require qualification.
Abbreviations are available: ``si`` for ``singleinspiral``, ``ci`` for coincinspiral and ``mb`` for ``multiburst``.
By GPS time
Specify an exact GPS time, or a range.
Integers will be assumed to be GPS times, making the ``gpstime`` keyword optional.
- ``899999000 .. 999999999``
- ``gpstime: 899999000.0 .. 999999999.9``
By creation time
Creation time may be indicated by an exact time or a range.
Date/times are in the format ``2009-10-20 13:00:00`` (must be UTC).
If the time is omitted, it is assumed to be ``00:00:00``.
Dates may also consist of certain variants of English-like phrases.
The ``created`` keyword is (generally) optional.
- ``created: 2009-10-08 .. 2009-12-04 16:00:00``
- ````
- ``created: 1 week ago .. now``
By graceid
Graceids can be specified either individually, or as a range.
The ``gid`` keyword is optional.
- ``gid: G2011``
- ``G2011 .. G3000``
- ``G2011 G2032 G2033``
By group, pipeline, and search
The ``group``, ``pipeline``, and ``search`` keywords are optional.
Names are case-insensitive.
Note that events in the Test group and MDC search will not be shown unless explicitly requested.
- ``CBC Burst``
- ``group: Test pipeline: cwb``
- ``Burst cwb search: AllSky``
By label
You may search for events with a particular label or set of labels.
The ``label`` keyword is optional.
Label names can be combined with binary AND: '&' or ',' or binary OR: '|'.
For N labels, there must be exactly N-1 binary operators (parentheses are not allowed).
Additionally, any of the labels in a query string can be negated with '~' or '-'.
- ``label: INJ``
- ``H1OK | L1OK & ~INJ & ~DQV``
See :ref:`labels` for a list of current labels.
By submitter
To specify events from a given submitter, indicate the name of the submitter in **double quotes**.
The ``submitter`` keyword is optional.
While LIGO user names are predictable, most events are submitted through robot accounts and are not as predictable.
This is probably a defect that ought to be remedied.
- ``"waveburst"``
- ``"gstlalcbc" "gracedb.processor"``
- ``submitter: "" submitter: "gracedb.processor"``
By superevent status
Use the ``in_superevent`` keyword to specify events which are/are not part of any superevent.
Use the ``superevent`` keyword to specify events which are part of a specific superevent.
Use the ``is_preferred_event`` keyword to specify events which are/are not preferred events for any superevent.
- ``in_superevent: True``
- ``in_superevent: False``
- ``superevent: S180525c``
- ``is_preferred_event: True``
- ``is_preferred_event: False``
Superevent queries
Many the same, etc.
Only production superevents returned by default
By id
The keywords ``id`` or ``superevent_id`` are optional.
You can search by a superevent's S-type ID or its GW ID (if it has one).
See :ref:`superevent_date_ids` for more information on superevent IDs.
- ``id: S180525a``
- ``superevent_id: S170817b``
- ``GW180428C``
- ``TS181212xz``
By category
Specify a superevent category (Production, Test, or MDC).
Only production superevents are returned by default.
The keyword ``category`` is optional.
- ``Test``
- ``category: MDC``
By GPS time
Same as for event queries, with keywords ``gpstime`` or ``t_0``.
By other time attributes
Queries based on the ``t_start`` and ``t_end`` attributes are also available and require the corresponding keywords.
- ``t_start: 899999000``
- ``t_end: 899999000.0 .. 900000000.0``
By preferred event graceids
Specify an event graceid or range of event graceids with keyword ``preferred_event`` to get all superevents with corresponding preferred events.
- ``preferred_event: G123456``
- ``preferred_event: G123456 .. G123500``
By event graceids
Specify a graceid or range of graceids with keyword ``event`` to get all superevents which contain the corresponding event(s).
- ``event: G123456``
- ``event: G123456 .. G123500``
By GW status
Query for superevents which are confirmed as GWs or not with the ``is_gw`` keyword.
- ``is_gw: True``
- ``is_gw: False``
By creation time
Same as for events.
By submitter
Same as for events.
By label
Same as for events.
By public status
Use the ``is_public`` or ``is_exposed`` keywords.
- ``is_public: True``
- ``is_exposed: True``
Or, just add either "public" or "internal" to your query.
By preferred event FAR
- ``far < 1e-5``
- ``FAR >= 0.01``
- ``far in 1e-7, 2.5e-6``
......@@ -12,6 +12,7 @@ Contents:
......@@ -10,20 +10,6 @@ onload="document.search_form.query.focus();"
{% block heading %}{% endblock %} #}
{% block pageid %}CBC Report{% endblock %}
{% block jscript %}
<script type="text/javascript">
function toggle_visibility(id) {
var e = document.getElementById(id);
if( == 'block') = 'none';
else = 'block';
{% endblock %}
{% block content %}
<div class="content-area">
......@@ -35,9 +21,7 @@ onload="document.search_form.query.focus();"
<form method="POST" name="search_form">
{{ form.as_table }}
<tr><td/><td><a onClick="toggle_visibility('hints');">Hints on querying</a></td>
<tr><td/><td>{% include "search/query_help_frag.html" %}</td></tr>
<tr><td/><td><a href="/documentation/queries.html">Query help</a>
......@@ -18,15 +18,6 @@ onload="document.search_form.query.focus();"
<script src="{% static "js/grid.locale-en.js" %}" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="{% static "js/jquery.jqGrid.min.js" %}" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="{% static "js/jquery-ui-1.7.2.custom.min.js" %}" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
function toggle_visibility(id) {
var e = document.getElementById(id);
if( == 'block') = 'none';
else = 'block';
<script type="text/javascript">
......@@ -151,12 +142,11 @@ onload="document.search_form.query.focus();"
{{ form.as_table }}
<tr><td></td><td><input type="Submit" value="Search" class="searchButtonClass"></td></tr>
<tr><td></td><td><a onClick="toggle_visibility('hints');">Query help</a>
<tr><td></td><td><a href="/documentation/queries.html">Query help</a>
{% if raw_query and query_type == 'E' %}
| <a href="{% url "mainsearch" %}?query={{raw_query|urlencode}}&query_type={{query_type}}&get_neighbors={{get_neighbors}}&results_format=L">Download LIGOLW file</a>
{% endif %}
<tr><td></td><td>{% include "search/query_help_frag.html" %}</td></tr>
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