Search

METEOR’s search works in a similar way to other search engines. You can use keywords or terms to pull up related content. The below tips are specific to METEOR and will help you to find what you need.

Try searching using either a keyword, specific term or METEOR ID number.

METEOR ID search

If you’re a returning user and know an item’s METEOR ID, you can enter it in the search box. Clicking the search icon will take you straight to the item’s page.

Autocomplete

METEOR will automatically display suggestions for search terms as you’re typing. This predictive text will show you METEOR entries that exist for the topic you’re searching on. You don’t have to use any of these suggestions, but they may make your searching process faster and easier.

Pressing ‘tab’ will select the top suggestion. Otherwise, selecting from the list of suggestions will put the suggested search term into the search box. You can then click the search icon to find related content. Clicking anywhere on the search results will take you to the item’s page.

Spelling correction

METEOR will show search results with spelling correction. Misspelled terms can still be selected for search where relevant.

Dropdown options

The drop-down menus directly below the search text box allow you to limit the search results to any of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the list), by item creation dates, and item revision dates.

Content types

Content types allow you to limit your search to various metadata building blocks and other topic or help content found in METEOR. See Learn about metadata to view a list of metadata item types that you can search in METEOR. Searching on Topic pages will give results from METEOR’s ‘non-metadata’ pages which explain metadata, how it is managed, how to use METEOR, and how to develop metadata.

Searching on Help will give results from all the pop-up information boxes that are linked to each metadata item. The Help search looks through all text from the METEOR Business Rules, which is accessed through the small ‘i’ icon used throughout the site.

Created date and Revision date

The Created and Revision date dropdown options limit your search to when an item was created or last revised. METEOR will search any time by default, or you can select or specify a custom period.

Custom search syntax

METEOR uses Lucene search syntax. This functionality can be useful to fine-tune your search results even more. Some of the commands include:

  1. Restrict search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm. Note that it has to be written exactly as Name, with the capital N. Using name will not work. It doesn’t matter if there’s a space around the colon or not.
  2. Force a second term to be included by using AND.
  3. Widen your search to include another option using the term OR.

For example, if you’re looking for something with the word ‘baby’ in the title you would use Name: baby. METEOR will also give you results for the plural of the search term, so if you search on ‘baby’ you will also get results for ‘babies’. If looking for something with two terms (‘baby’ and ‘admission’) you would use Name: baby AND admission.

Sort by

You can also display your search results with a range of options in the Sort by drop-down menu on the right. You can sort on Relevance, Most/Least Recently Created, Most/Least Recently Updated, and Alphabetically (A–Z and Z–A).

Clear

The Clear button resets the Search page.

Filtering search results

You can fine-tune your search results using the filters that appear in the left-hand menu after searching any term. These filters are dynamic and will only display options specific to your search term, for example, only registration authorities relating to your search term will be displayed. You can use multiple filters at once.

Some of the filters change depending on your role within METEOR. If you are using METEOR without an account, you can search on metadata item type, public registration statuses, METEOR ID, and registration authority. You are also able to compare two items.

If you are using METEOR without an account, you will not be able to save bookmarks for items you’re interested in. There are also some non-public registration statuses that you won’t be able to see.

If you wish to save bookmarks, you can sign up for a free METEOR account easily, just follow the Sign up now prompts after clicking on the Sign In button. If you have an account, you will also be able to subscribe to notifications about changes to specific items in METEOR.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, or any other official role, there are some additional search options. You will be able to restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, including non-public statuses. You will also be able to save bookmarks and subscribe to notifications about changes to items.

Each search result has a small ‘hamburger’ icon on the right . This gives you download links for the metadata item as a PDF or a Word document.


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Address—Australian state/territory identifier

430132 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier of the state or territory of an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance, WA Health, Disability
Superseded: Health

Address—statistical area

457285 | Data Element Concept
A designated region with a pre-determined population used for describing location and contact details. Based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) structure of six hierarchical statistical area levels comprised in ascending order.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person (address)—Australian postcode

269894 | Data Element Concept
The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of a person.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness

Person (address)—suburb/town/locality name

269880 | Data Element Concept
The full name of the locality contained within the specific address of a person.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness

Person—Australian state/territory identifier

269512 | Data Element Concept
The Australian state or territory where a person can be located.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Person—Indigenous status

269618 | Data Element Concept
Indigenous Status is a measure of whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Children and Families
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Person—sex

635233 | Data Element Concept
Sex refers to a person's biological characteristics. A person's sex is usually described as being either male or female. A person may have both male and female characteristics, or neither male nor female characteristics, or other sexual characteristics.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Homelessness, Early Childhood
Recorded: Children and Families, Youth Justice

Person—sex

269716 | Data Element Concept
Sex is the biological distinction between male and female. Where there is an inconsistency between anatomical and chromosomal characteristics, sex is based on anatomical characteristics.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Service provider organisation (name)—organisation name

288903 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The appellation by which an establishment, agency or organisation is known or called.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Housing assistance

Service provider organisation—Australian state/territory identifier

288139 | Data Element Concept
An identifier of the Australian state or territory where an organisation or agency can be located.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance

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