Search for an entity


You can search for an entity (a HCP, HCO, or custom object) from any page in Veeva Network.

On the Network menu bar, type a query in the Search field. Searches can include keywords or hashtags.

As you type, partial results display below the search field.

Note: When you search by Veeva ID, Network displays the profile of the relevant record; the search list does not display because only one record is returned.

Choose one of the following options to complete your search:

  • Select any of the partial results that are listed to open that record's profile page.
  • Click Advanced Search to open the advanced form so that you can apply your search terms to specific fields to see the most relevant results. For more information, see Advanced search.
    • Press Enter to perform a full search.

      By default, the full search results are sorted by relevance, starting with the entities that most accurately match your search terms. Each result includes a flag icon representing the country to which the record belongs.

      When you search for an entity, by default, 20 records display on the search results page. Addresses from these results are pinned on the map view. If the number of records shown on the results page is updated, the map refreshes to show the updated results. For more information about using the map to search, see Search results map view.

      At the top of the main view, click the Sort by drop-down list to sort by name, creation date, or modification date, in either ascending or descending order.

      If the search results are longer than one page, click the Show drop-down list at the top right of the view to display more results on the page. You can also click the arrows to the right of that list to navigate pages.

      Additionally, you can filter the results, star individual entities in this view, or click the link for an entity to open it.

      Identify records using specialties

      Specialty data displays in the partial search results to help you differentiate records.

      Identify records using icons

      Object icons help you to identify different types of records (HCPs, HCOs, and custom objects) in the search results. There are several HCO icons to help you differentiate the HCO by type. Additionally, object icons contain indicator badges so you can identify records with different states and ownership.

      Identify records using hashtags

      Hashtags can help you identify relevant results. Hashtags are dynamically applied to records to highlight specific information. For example, if you search for the last name "Smith" to find an HCP, the hashtags can help you identify which HCP is a physician or a nurse based on the medical degree field on the record.

      For more information, see Network hashtags.

      Search for all records

      To see a count of all records in your Network instance, type an asterisk (*) in the search bar.

      Map and Profile Preview

      In the Search results, if the map is enabled for your Network instance, the map view can be toggled with the profile view in the right pane. Network preserves your view preference.

      • Map - Use the map to help you visualize where the entity search results are located. For more information, see Search results map view.
      • Profile Preview - Click a row in the search results to view the entity profile without leaving the search results page.