Searching for Transactions

This topic describes how to use the Transactions tab to:

  • Investigate the transactions made by previously identified accounts of interest
  • Search for accounts based on known transaction information

Investigating Transactions for Accounts of Interest

If you have already used the Accounts or Flow tabs to identify the accounts that you want to investigate, you can quickly view them on the Transaction tab to see a sorted list of the transactions in which they participated.

To access the transactions list from the Accounts tab
  1. Select the checkboxes for the accounts that you want to investigate.
  2. Click the View transactions for selected accounts button.

View Transactions for Selected Account

To access the transactions list from the Flow tab
  1. Click the card or stack that you want to investigate to open the Details pane.
  2. Review the Transaction Table, which lists the transactions involving the selected entity over the specified Transaction Flow Period.

    NOTE: This view of the transactions omits the source and destination entity information.

  3. To view the source and destination entities, click the View Transactions button.View Transactions for Selected Entity
  4. Alternatively, click a single row in the Transaction Table to view only that transaction on the Transactions tab.

Performing Searches

You can also use the Transactions tab to identify accounts of interest by searching for the details of known transactions. It supports both simple string searches and more advanced searches with:

  • Multiple transaction details criteria
  • Any/*all* logic to control the breadth of results
  • Non-exact fuzzy matching to correct for typos and return results similar to what you entered
  • Weighted criteria to indicate which details are most important

Simple Searches

To execute a simple string search
  1. Enter any of the following (case sensitive) field labels into the Transactions search bar:
    Identifier Finds Example
    FROM Transactions in which the specified account ID was the sender FROM:"a.account.397635298"
    TO Transactions in which the specified account ID was the recipient TO:"a.account.397635298"
    DATE Transactions on a specific date or during a specific timespan
    • DATE:2013-1-2
    • DATE:[2013-1-1 TO 2013-1-3]
    • DATE:[2013-1-1 TO *]
    • DATE:[* TO 2013-1-3]
    AMOUNT Transactions of a specific value
    • AMOUNT:100
    • AMOUNT:[100 TO 500]
    • AMOUNT:[100 TO *]
    • AMOUNT:[* TO 500]
    ENTITY Transactions in which the specified account ID was either the recipient or the sender ENTITY:"a.account.397635298"
    LINKED Transactions in the account ID was opposite ENTITY in the transaction. Use in conjunction with ENTITY. ENTITY:"a.account.397635298" LINKED:"a.account.533869146"
  2. If you entered multiple search terms, you can add the MATCH: property to specify whether you want to receive results that match any or all of your terms (e.g., MATCH:any).
  3. Click Search.

Transaction Search

Advanced Searches

To execute an advanced search using other transaction details
  1. Click the Advanced Search Advanced Search button.Advanced Search Dialog
  2. Determine whether you want Influent to return only results that match All of your search criteria or results that match Any subset of your criteria.
  3. Configure your search criteria:
    1. Choose an attribute from the Criteria drop-down list.
    2. Select one of the following options from the Match drop-down list to configure non-exact fuzzy matching:
      Field Type Match Type Return Results That
      String Is Match or contain the search terms
      Is very like Are highly similar to the search terms
      Is like Are similar to the search terms
      Is vaguely like Are vaguely similar to the search terms.
      Is NOT Do not match or contain the search terms
      Numeric Between Fall between two search terms
      Is Match the search terms
      Greater than Are greater than the search terms
      Less than Are less than the search terms
    3. In the text box, enter the terms or values for which you want to search.
    4. If necessary, use the starts to indicate the relative importance of your criteria. More stars mean a term is more important.

      Weighted criteria are most useful when your search terms are uncertain (i.e., you are searching for results that match or are like any one of your criteria).

    5. If necessary, click Add More Criteria to include additional details in your search. Repeat the previous four steps for each criteria you add.
  4. Configure how you want your results to be ordered:
    1. Use the order by drop-down list to choose an attribute by which to group results.
    2. Select ascending or descending from the Order drop-down list to choice how result groupings are displayed.
    3. If necessary, click Add More Fields to include additional order by rules.
  5. Click Search.

Navigating Search Results

By default, the Transactions tab retrieves a list of the top 50 results for the search terms that you entered. Initially, only 12 results are displayed. You can expand the list at any time to view more of the top results.

Transaction Search Results

The Transactions tab operations bar lists the total number of accounts that match your search criteria; if this number larger than 50, it may be helpful to narrow your search by entering additional criteria in the Advanced Search dialog.

Results are grouped by a configurable transaction detail, such as the unique IDs of the participating entities and the date on which they occurred.

Loading Results

To view more top results
  1. Scroll to the bottom of the results list and click the Show More Results button to display 12 more results.
  2. Repeat step 1 as necessary until you reach the results limit.

Show More Results

Reviewing Results

Individual results are listed in an abbreviated format to show the key transaction details:

  • Names and unique IDs of the participating entities
  • Date on which the transaction occurred
  • Transaction value
To view more details about an individual result

Click the more button More Button in the transaction overview.

Show Transaction Details

Selecting Results for Further Investigation

Any search result can be viewed on the Accounts or Flow tabs for further investigation of the participating entities.

To view summaries of the accounts that participated in a transaction
  1. Select the checkbox next to the results you want to investigate.
  2. Click the View accounts for selected transactions button.

View Accounts for Selected Transactions

To interact with a visualization of accounts that participated in a transaction
  1. Select the checkbox next to the results you want to investigate.
  2. Click the View selected accounts in Flow View button.

View Selected Accounts in Flow View

Next Steps

For information on visually interacting with entities and their transaction flow, see the Investigating Transaction Flow topic.