Custom data types



This article explains the Custom Data Types feature within Enterprise Recon.

Adding a Custom Data Type/Expression allows you to choose and customize what to search for, you may create your own rules and/or collate several default data type profiles then save it as a single profile.

Getting there

This feature can be found in step 2 (Select Data Types) of a new Search.


How to use

Describe your data type

Give your data type profile a name/label.

Add Rules

Here you can use the drop-down menu to select and customize various types of rules to help create the data type profile you want.
Rules go by order from top to bottom.

  • Phrase
    Enter a custom string of text to search for
  • Character
    (Single) Character types
  • Predefined
    Is part of/matches one of our predefined Data Type Profiles
    Do not use more than one

Advanced Options

  • Ignore duplicates
    Do not show duplicate matches of this Data Type
  • Minimum match count
    Only show matches if total matches of this Data Type is more than...


Example usage

This Data Type starts with 2 alphabets, followed by "ABC", and is an email address.


View rules as expression

By clicking on "View rules as expression", you may manually enter rules using our expressions.
This is usually used for support cases when the end-user needs to create complicated Data Type profiles and requests for our help.

As there are a plethora of operators and syntax formats available, it is simply not feasible to list them all in an article.
If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact us.


All information in this article is accurate and true as of the last edited date.

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