Search Entries

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You can use this Snap to perform a search with criteria (if given) and displays the matching entries of the selected type (User or Group) from the given Azure Active Directory instance. 

Snap Type

Search Entries is Read-type Snap that reads the matched entries



Support for Ultra Pipelines

Works in Ultra Task Pipelines.

Limitations and Known Issues


Snap Views



Number of Views

Examples of Upstream and Downstream Snaps




Number of Views

Examples of Upstream and Downstream Snaps





  • Min: 1

  • Max: 1


Entry type and key (if desired) to sort the entries.




  • Min: 1

  • Max: 1

Any file Formatter followed by File Writer.

List of existing entries of the selected type matching the given criteria.


Error handling is a generic way to handle errors without losing data or failing the Snap execution. You can handle the errors that the Snap might encounter while running the Pipeline by choosing one of the following options from the When errors occur list under the Views tab. The available options are:

  • Stop Pipeline Execution: Stops the current pipeline execution when the Snap encounters an error.

  • Discard Error Data and Continue: Ignores the error, discards that record, and continues with the rest of the records.

  • Route Error Data to Error View: Routes the error data to an error view without stopping the Snap execution.

Learn more about Error handling in Pipelines.

Snap Settings

  • Asterisk (*): Indicates a mandatory field.

  • Suggestion icon (): Indicates a list that is dynamically populated based on the configuration.

  • Expression icon (): Indicates whether the value is an expression (if enabled) or a static value (if disabled). Learn more about Using Expressions in SnapLogic.

  • Add icon (): Indicates that you can add fields in the field set.

  • Remove icon (): Indicates that you can remove fields from the field set.

Field Name

Field Type


Field Name

Field Type




Default Value: Search Entries
Example: Search Entries


Specify a unique name for the Snap.

Entity type


Default Value: User
Example: Group

Dropdown list

Select the object to work with. Available options are:

  • User

  • Group



Default Value: N/A

  • userPrincipalName eq ''

  • country eq 'india'

  • "userPrincipalName eq \'" + _email + "\'"

  • "country eq \'" + _country + "\'"

  • startswith(displayName,'Dan')

  • "country eq \'" + _country + "\'" +"or "+ "userPrincipalName eq \'" + _email_2 + "\'"


Specify the search criteria to filter the search for the selected Entity type. Azure Expression Language must be used. 

You can use only certain attributes in the search expression based on entry type.

Learn more about framing search expressions: Supported queries, filters, and paging options
Learn how to filter attributes: Entity and complex type reference.



Default Value: N/A
ExampleaboutMe, accountEnabled, displayName


Specify the properties to be displayed in the output for the user or group. You can add properties corresponding to User or Group from the following links:

Learn more about Advanced query capabilities on Azure AD directory objects.

Microsoft has updated the naming conventions of the attributes. Hence, specify the property as mentioned in this document for the Snap to return the correct attributes.

For example, userState should be specified as externalUserState.

Snap Execution


Default Value
Example: Validate & Execute

Dropdown list

Select one of the three modes in which the Snap executes. Available options are:

  • Validate & Execute: Performs limited execution of the Snap, and generates a data preview during Pipeline validation. Subsequently, performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline runtime.

  • Execute only: Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution without generating preview data.

  • Disabled: Disables the Snap and all Snaps that are downstream from it.

Additional Information

Azure AD Graph API Output Vs Microsoft Graph API Output

Many features in Microsoft Graph API work similarly as the Azure Active Directory Graph APIs. However, a few have been changed and improved. For instance, there is a difference in the entity names in the output preview. The following images highlight the difference in the output.

Old output (Azure AD Graph API): The entity object Id property was displayed as “ObjectId”.

Learn more about the properties in Azure AD Graph API:

New output (Microsoft Graph API): The object Id property is displayed as “Id” in the output.

The output also contains the default parameters shown by the Microsoft Graph API. However, there are certain attributes such as city that can be set by the Create Entry Snap, but this parameter is not displayed in the output as it is not the default output parameter. If you want use such parameters in your output, you can use filters to filter the parameters.

Learn more about the properties in Microsoft Graph API:

Learn more:


Displaying Specific User Properties in the Output

This example Pipeline demonstrates how you can display specific user properties in the output preview of the Search Entries Snap.

Prerequisites: A valid Azure Active Directory OAuth2 Account

First, configure the Search Entries Snap with the Properties you want to display in the output.

Upon validating the Snap, you can view the configured properties (attributes) in the output preview of the Snap.

Download this Pipeline.


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File Example_Viewing_User_Properties_in_Output.slp

Jun 10, 2022 by Kalpana Malladi

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