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ShotGrid Find TOP node

Finds ShotGrid entities

Since 17.5

This node is used with a shared server created using a ShotGrid Server Begin node.

For each result, a work item will be created with a Python Object attribute with the name of the entity type. The value will be a Shotgun entity dictionary.

For performance reasons, it is recommended that field hopping be used if possible.

See Shotgun.find for more details.


Generate When

Determines when this node will generate work items. You should generally leave this set to “Automatic” unless you know the node requires a specific generation mode, or that the work items need to be generated dynamically.

All Upstream Items are Generated

This node will generate work items once all of the input nodes have generated their work items.

All Upstream Items are Cooked

This node will generate work items once all of the input nodes have cooked their work items.

Each Upstream Item is Cooked

This node will generate work items each time a work item in an input node is cooked.


The generation mode is selected based on the generation mode of the input nodes. If any of the input nodes are generating work items when their inputs cook, this node will be set to Each Upstream Item is Cooked. Otherwise, it will be set to All Upstream Items are Generated.

Entity Type

The type of entity to find.


Limit the number of results.

Find All

Return all results.

Rename Attribute

Rename the output attribute to what is specified by Atribute Name instead of the name of the entity type.

Attribute Name

The name of the output attribute.

Query Terms

The terms used to query Shotgun with.

Query Field

The name of the field to query.

Query Operator

The operator of the query term.

Query Value

The value of the query term.

Return Fields

The fields to be returned. The “id” and “type” fields will always be returned.

Return Field

The field to return.

Order Fields

The fields used to sort the results.

Order Field

The name of the field.

Order Direction

The sort order of the field.

Retired Only

Only return retired (deleted) entities.

Include Archived Projects

Include entities from archived projects in the results.

See also

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