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Shotgun Find TOP node

Finds shotgun entities

This node is used with a shared server created using a Shotgun 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.


Work Item Generation

Whether this node generates static or dynamic work items. You should generally leave this set to "Automatic" unless you know the node’s work items can be computed statically, or that they need to be generated dynamically.


This node always creates dynamic work items: it waits until the upstream work items are known, and generates new work items from the upstream work items.


This node always creates static work items: it creates the number of work items it thinks it needs based on the parameters (and any upstream static items) before the network runs.


If the input is static (a static processor, or a partitioner with only static inputs, or a mapper), this node generates static work items, otherwise it generates dynamic work items.

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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