Returns the values that occur in the specified parametric field in the results of a query.

You specify the query by using the Text and FieldText parameters, in the same way as for a Query action. You can also specify many of the other Query action parameters to restrict the list of documents that the GetQueryTagValues action uses.

You must specify the name of the parametric fields in the FieldName parameter. The action returns a list of values that occur in these fields, for all documents that match the initial query.


By default, GetQueryTagValues returns the values that occur in the specified FieldName for all the documents in your index that match the query. The MaxResults configuration parameter does not apply to GetQueryTagValues.

To restrict the number of documents that the action examines to find query matches, you must set the MaxResults action parameter.

To restrict the number of field values that the action returns, you can set MaxValues.

Example,COUNTRY&Text=A smooth red wine that complements game

This action uses port 9000 to request the values of GRAPE and COUNTRY fields in documents that are conceptually similar to the specified Text from IDOL Content Component, which is located on a machine with the IP address


The following parameters affect the list of tag values that the action returns.

Parameter Description Required
AllowNonParametricFields Allows IDOL Content Component to return values for non-parametric fields.  
CustomWeight Whether to use your custom term weight file, if one exists.  
DateOffset The offset to apply to the specified DatePeriod.  
DatePeriod Returns documents for a specified time period (when FieldName is an autn_date metadata field).  
DocumentCount Returns the number of documents that contain a parametric tag value.  
FieldDependence Allows you to find sets of values that occur together.  
FieldDependenceMultiLevel Whether to display the FieldDependence value results in a hierarchical structure.  
FieldName The parametric fields whose values you want to return. Yes
MaxValues The maximum number of top results to display.  
Merge Merges the values of multiple parametric fields.  
Predict Whether to predict the total parametric value document count.  
Print Whether to print values or just ValueDetails information.  
Ranges The parametric ranges that you want to return.  
RestrictedValues Restricts tag values for fields in both the FieldText and FieldName parameters to only those values that satisfy the FieldText.  
Sort The display order to use for results.  
Start Print results from this position onwards.  
Synchronous Whether to run the action synchronously or asynchronously.  
TotalValues Whether to display the total number of matches.  
ValueDetails Returns the calculated total number, numeric total, average, and ranges of values in a field.  
ValuePercentiles The percentiles to show in the ValueDetails response.  
ValueRestriction A string filter to use to restrict the values that return.  

The following parameters define the query to use to find the documents that the action uses.

Parameter Description Required
AbsWeight Use absolute weights, rather than percentage relevance.  
AgentBooleanField A field that contains Boolean agent expressions.  
AgentParamsField A field that contains extra query parameters for AgentBoolean queries.  
AgentSecurityField A field that contains the SecurityInfo for secure documents in AgentBoolean queries.  
AnyLanguage Allows IDOL Content Component to return documents in any language.  
AutoPhrase Applies automatic phrase quotations to all terms in the query text.  
CaseSensitive Determines the case sensitivity of field specifiers.  
Combine Combine results that derive from the same source.  
DatabaseMatch The database to retrieve results from.  
DetectLanguageType Detect the correct language type of the text.  
DontMatchID Document IDs for documents that you do not want to return.  
DontMatchReference References for documents that you do not want to return.  
FieldCheck Match results that have a specified value in a FieldCheckType field.  
FieldRestriction Restrict the query terms to a field.  
FieldText Add a field restriction to the query. See Comments
FieldTextField A field that contains a FieldText expression to use.  
HardFieldRestriction Specifies that the fields in FieldRestriction are the only fields allowed in the matching process for both FieldText and Text.  
IgnoreSpecials Ignore certain special characters.  
LanguageType The language type of the query text.  
LinkFieldText The FieldText expression to match in the linked documents when FieldText contains an expression with the LINK field specifier.  
MatchAllTerms Whether to return only results that match all query terms.  
MatchEncoding The encoding that result documents must have.  
MatchID Document IDs for documents that you want to return.  
MatchLanguage The language that result documents must have.  
MatchLanguageType The language type that result documents must have.  
MatchReference Document references that can return.  
MaxDate The maximum creation date that a document can have.  
MaxID The highest document ID to return.  
MaxLinksPerTerm Reduce the maximum occurrence of each term for categorization.  
MaxQueryTerms The maximum number of terms to use in the query.  
MaxResults The maximum number of results documents to examine for matches.  
MaxScore The maximum score that results can obtain.  
MinDate The minimum creation date that a document can have.  
MinID The minimum document ID to list.  
MinLinks The minimum number of links in results documents.  
MinScore The minimum score that results must have.  
MinTermLength The minimum length that a term can have after stemming.  
OutputEncoding The encoding to convert the results to.  
PerformanceAnalysis Return query performance information.  
QuerySort The sort operation to use on the query results that GetQueryTagValues uses to return tag values.  
ReferenceField Restricts the DontMatchReference and MatchReference parameters to the specified reference field.  
SecurityInfo The security details.  
StateDontMatchID The state token of a group of documents to not return.  
StateMatchID The state token of a group of documents to return.  
Stemming Whether to use stemming for advanced search.  
Synonym Whether to run a synonym query.  
Text The query text. See Comments
TextParse The format of the Text.  
TimeoutMS The period after which the action times out.  
UserMetaFields Creates a new metafield by performing a mathematical operation on document fields.  
VQL Run a Verity Query Language (VQL) query.  
WeighFieldText Adjusts results relevance according to FieldText matching.  

This action accepts the following standard ACI action parameters.

Parameter Description
ActionID A string to use to identify an ACI action.
EncryptResponse Encrypt the output.
FileName The file to write output to.
ForceTemplateRefresh Forces the server to load the template from disk.
Output Writes output to a file.
ResponseFormat The format of the action output.
Template The template to use for the action output.
TemplateParamCSVs A list of variables to use for the specified template.


You must set FieldName, and at least one of the following parameters:


If you use the Distributed Action Handler (DAH) to distribute the GetQueryTagValues action, you cannot use any parameters that specify the IDs of documents. Use parameters that identify documents by their reference instead.