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Search Query History

Honeycomb saves your query history, much like your web browser saves your browsing history. The Query History page lets you view and search through a timeline of your entire team’s activity across all datasets. Use the Query History search functionality to recall the queries you constructed in the past, see how your teammates solve problems, or replay the debugging steps of an incident.

Note: Query History search is not yet available for Secure Tenancy teams.

Query History search searches across titles, descriptions, query fields, usernames, and time.

Query History search works particularly well if you have given your queries titles and descriptions. This adds additional human context and makes it easier to find a specific query.

By default, the Query History page shows you the most recent queries. Start here to familiarize yourself with what your team is asking questions about most recently.

Searching Query History 

To search Query History:

Select the timer icon in the left hand sidebar. (To see the query history of a specific dataset, open the sidebar in the Query Builder.)

Query History page showing recent team activity (screenshot)

Refine Your Search with Prefixes 

Use these prefixes to restrict your search to specific users and timeframes, each prefix can only be used once in a search:

prefix:parameter description example
user:me search your query history user:me
user:email search by user (only account email is supported at this time)
before:yyyy-mm-dd only show results before this date before:2019-02-08
after:yyyy-mm-dd only show results after this date after:2018-03-13
dataset:slug* only show results from the dataset identified by the slug* dataset:potato

*The slug is the name of the dataset displayed in URLs in Honeycomb.

Here is an example of what that looks like: Query History page showing a query history search (screenshot) In this example, you can see that user Olly Best last wrote some queries about microservices-demo today within the past hour, or 43 minutes ago.

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